2003 ML Baseball Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Scott Weinberg, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. Steve_Tk

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    Maybe he is and maybe I'm just jealous.

    I have no clue how much money baseball as a whole brings in a year.
     
  2. Dennis

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  3. Evan Case

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    Dennis,

    I knew about the Brewers moving (they would probably be the team I'd suggest joining a hypothetically expanded AL West).

    I didn't give a thought to each team having to miss a series though. IMO, it wouldn't be as much a problem as it would seem to be because schedules could be staggered and the teams needn't take three days off in a row, but instead spread the days over the course of the season. And it's not like the schedules are rigidly formatted either, with series of 2, 3, 4, and even 5 games peppered throughout the season... so I would think something could definitely be worked out. It would at least be better than the unequal divisional schedules currently in place.

    And then interleague only exacerbates the problem. [​IMG]

    Evan (edited for not thinking straight)
     
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  5. Evan Case

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    The math just caught up to me. :b

    Yeah, it'd be tough to work out.

    I still think it looks wrong though! [​IMG]

    Evan
     
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  7. Scott Weinberg

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    Agggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    Phils battle back to steal the lead and lose in Bottom 9.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Phew! The Reds don't blow another one at home.

    Sorry Scott. [​IMG]
     
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    Maddux finally pitches a good game.

    Was interesting to see the pitching going on in the Royals/Indians game. Anyone watch that game? Was there ever a big brawl?
     
  13. Scott Weinberg

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    Phillies break an OLD team record by scoring 13 runs in one inning!

    (And more importantly: they won the game!)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Can we trade Benitez to anyone? Please? We'll toss in a free quartz watch.
     
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    Being a Dodger fan this year is no different it seems than the rest other than the fact our pitching seems to be healthy though our bullpen(really Ashby) has screwed up lately.

    Our offense is pitiful however and going out and getting a bat is really the only answer. Their young/inexperienced infield of Izturis and Cora just doesn't seem to do. They are decent defensively but can't hit the broad side of the barn.

    My fingers are crossed that our offense will get in gear because we can't rely on 3 guys for our entire offense the entire year.
     
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    I'm kind of curious about how bad a pitching staff the rangers offense could support. It seems like John Hart is very curious and is trying to find out.

    Could they wind the AL west if the had the starting staff of, say, the Twins?
     
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    Even though I'm a Braves fan, Popular Science has a very interesting article on the Boston Red Sox hiring Bill James to bring his Sabermetric analysis to guide their team this year.

    From the article: His job is to advise the team management on whom to trade, sign or cut. "I believe in making decision based on fact," James says, "and the facts are often states in numbers."

    The Red Sox traded for second baseman Todd Walker and let pricey All-Star Cliff Floyd flee for the New York Mets. Walker's sabermetrics outplay Floyd's, but his power number don't. So the picks have drawn criticism. "Floyd's a home run hitter," laments Howard Bryant, sportswriter for the Boston Herald, "Walker's a very nice player, but he won't fill that gap."

    TODD WALKER
    TRADITIONAL STATS (2002)
    BA .299
    HR 11
    RBI 64
    SABERMETRICS
    2002 WIN SHARES 24
    CAREER AVG.
     

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