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Star Federal Court Hearing In San Jose vs. ML
Příspěvek od: sherry2018love - včera, 16:28 - Fórum: Před otěhotněním - Žádné odpovědi

The federal Demetrius Cherry Jersey judge overseeing the antitrust lawsuit through the Town of San Jose against Major League Baseball held an instance management conference Friday morning. But the hearing handled weightier i sues as compared to the usual case management conference. Most particularly, a legal court is deciding whether to dismi s the two remaining state regulations claims for interference with contract and allow those claims to be re-filed in state court. If that's the case, the court would enter final judgment in the federal case, and San Jose would have the authority to immediately appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The hearing came 8 weeks after Judge Ronald M. Whyte i sued an order that dismi sed San Joses antitrust claims based on the court-created antitrust exemption for MLB. Within the same order, the court held that San Jose had adequately pled two claims for interference with contract, on the theory that MLBs delay for making a decision around the As proposal to maneuver to San Jose had interfered with the As option agreement with San Jose to purchase five acres of land in downtown San Jose on which to construct a brand new ballpark. My previous post around the Courts ruling is here now.
Judge Whyte began Fridays hearing by proclaiming that he was tentatively inclined to dismi s their state court claims. He then heard arguments by attorneys for the parties: John Keker for MLB and Philip Gregory for San Jose.
MLB asked Judge Whyte to hold to the state regulations claims and then stay the case, while the Santa Clara Superior Court decides a different lawsuit challenging, among other things, the validity from the option agreement. That action, filed with a group called Are a symbol of San Jose, is considered to be an attempt through the San Francisco Giants to achieve the option agreement invalidated. You can read more on that state legal action here, here, and here. There will be a hearing in the state court case next Friday, December 20.
Keker argued when the option agreement is invalid, then San Jose doesnt even have standing to sue MLB on antitrust grounds, which may make an appeal of the Aldon Smith Jersey exemption ruling moot. Keker also raised concerns of a three-court circus that will arise if the federal action is dismi sed, but appealed, and San Jose proceeds using the interference claims in state court.
Once they Mario Edwards Jersey heard Judge Whytes tentative ruling, attorneys for San Jose e sentially submitted the problem. San Jose wants the opportunity to get the exemption i sue prior to the appeals court and, eventually, the U.S. Supreme Court as quickly as po sible. Joe Cotchett, lead attorney for San Jose, spoke to reporters following the hearing and expre sed confidence that tide has completed courts against the antitrust exemption and its merely a matter of time before the U.S. Top court limits or eliminates the exemption.
Amid the procedural skirmishing, Judge Whyte asked MLB concerning the letter the league apparently sent in April rejecting the As proposal for any San Jose ballpark. The existence of that letter was big news last Saturday, after MLB referenced it in its case management conference statement to the court in advance of todays hearing. My post on it is here.
Keker told a legal court the letter should remain confidential since it contains proprietary busine s details about the As proposal and finances. Keker then said: The proposal by the As was unequivocally denied. There isn't any other proposal by the As pending prior to the Commi sioner.
Judge Whyte concluded the hearing by stating that he was leaning toward adopting his tentative ruling to dismi s their state law claims without prejudice and TJ Carrie Jersey enter final judgment.
Some have questioned why attorneys for San Jose would want the situation dismi sed from federal court now. The large i sue in the case continues to be and will be baseballs antitrust exemption. The fastest method of getting an appeals court and also the Top court to limit or eliminate the exemption is as simple as appealing Judge Whytes order immediately.
Yes, San Jose wants discovery into MLBs decision-making proce s, but it can seek that discovery in a condition legal action whether it chooses to pursue the interference claims. Indeed, from San Joses perspective, all the chaos it can cause within the courts the greater, in the hopes that MLB will be concerned enough about losing its exemption and it is control of the relocation procedure that it would accept let the As proceed to San Jose. Thats an extended shot strategy, but thats all San Jose has at this time.
Judge Whyte is likely to i sue an order before the Christmas.


Smile FanGraphs Crowd- Yoan Moncada8217s Contr
Příspěvek od: sherry2018love - včera, 16:27 - Fórum: Před otěhotněním - Žádné odpovědi

Yesterday, FanGraphs facilitated a brief crowdsourcing project having a view towards estimating Cuban defector Yoan Moncadas signing bonus and other relevant information in regards to the 19-year-old infielder.
What follows are the results of that effort followed by analysis courtesy FanGraphs lead prospect analyst Kiley McDaniel.
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Signing BonusMoncada will likely get the largest bonus ever given to a free agent whos also susceptible to Major League Baseballs international free agent rules. (Note: the figures below do not range from the 100% tax to which Moncadas signing club Justin Coleman Jersey will be subject.)
Heres the median figure as projected by the crowd: $45.0 million.
And heres the typical figure: $43.3 million.
And heres a histogram of po sible outcomes with additionally a Cuban flag without anyone's knowledge:
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Likely ClubThe crowd regards the New York Yankees because the probably destination for Moncada, with roughly 48% of respondents gue sing that hell end up with that club.
Here would be the crowds responses in the form of a pie chart laid atop a picture of Wade Boggs riding triumphantly upon a horse:
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Signing DateAs reported by Kiley McDaniel with that same afternoon, Moncada finally became permitted to sign having a major-league club .
Here would be the crowds estimates regarding when hell do this:
This Week: 7%Next Week: 41%Feb. 16-28: 43%March: 8%Later: 1%
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Analysis by Kiley McDanielAfter the initial, logical and source-supported buzz that the Yankees and Red Sox were the real contenders for Moncada early on, the Dodgers have finally become the leader. Between their willingne s to spend big, their relatively quiet spending this off-season and the history of their new top Jonathan Cooper Jersey executives, most in the industry feel the Dodgers goes highest within the Moncada bidding.
With Tampa Bay, new Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman went over his international bonus pool twice, the most teams he might have po sibly done it underneath the new rules. In their most recent pool-busting season, the Rays did it basically to sign one player, who most thought was the very best player in the cla s (Dominican SS Adrian Rondon).
When he was the A Montee Ball Jersey sistant GM with the As, new Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi was instrumental is the small market team spending $36 million on Yoenis Cespedes, at any given time when Cuban hitters didnt have a great track record of MLB succe s. It likely doesnt hurt that the Dodgers also have a distinct Cuban influence with Yasiel Puig, Yasmani Grandal, Alex Guerrero and Erisbel Arruebarrena.
The Yankees probably need Moncada the most as their core players are aging out and, as the Bombers are trending on the farm, they dont po se s the elite and near MLB-ready talent that the Red Sox and Dodgers po se s. That combined with the $30 million they allocated to this years international crop (double the amount previous record) and the coming two-year penalty on high dollar international amateur spending makes the Yankees probably the most motivated to spend big. There have been some restraint for that Yankees on big-dollar signings recently compared to their previous standard, but Moncada wouldnt have luxury tax implications, so hes more akin to a large amateur outlay that will stand in for two years of spending, as opposed to a big league free agent.
The Red Sox are near full with bats in the upper levels and large leagues James Develin Jersey and also have spent heavily this off-season, so theyre seen as more of a third team in this derby. There are several rumors of teams on the fringes that may get involved like a finalist (the Tigers, As, Braves, Giants, Brewers, Padres have all been mentioned by sources as likely to bid), but every indication Ive gotten is that the next tier of teams is hoping the power is about $30 million to allow them to participate, with many thinking the price ends up at $40 million or more, likely knocking those teams out. The Rangers and Cubs need to sit out until July 2nd due to past overspending and, due to the Moncada camps need to sign quickly, theyre basically eliminated despite efforts to obtain him to hold back. The Dodgers then the Yankees is when the handicaps it at this point, using the Red Sox atop of group of interested teams that are likely not willing to spend quite enough to hang with the favorites.


Thumbs Up The Lurker Foran a significant component
Příspěvek od: sherry2018love - včera, 16:26 - Fórum: Mateřská centra - Žádné odpovědi

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The Eels were don observe that they faced losing here are points because of the some salary cap breaches.
In typical NRL style, they wanted a high-profile scalp somebody they may blame the debacle on and then make it appear as if the club had been punished.
Thats why the Eels parted ways with us president Scott Seward bigger been created out over be a architect from the me s.
It must have been a similar story together with the big cap scandals at Melbourne (Brian Waldron) and Canterbury (Bob Hagan).
The NRL are delighted Elvis Dumervil Jersey to find the rear of him and then the quiet word is that the Eels will now maintain their premiership points.
They do, however, face a hefty fine from your NRL for those salary cap breaches.
But at minimum its a ray of sunshine for your club that's struggling known - don / doff this area.
Arthur and Foran in the Eels?
Still for the Eels and dont believe many of the denials surrounding Brad Arthurs future as coach.
Discu sions definitely were held there was talk he be improved a great deal.
The fact Kieran Foran would like to play under him was actually a major include Parra sticking by him.
But it is just Foran has saved me him if ever the blue and golds dont begin to show vast signs and symptoms of improvement batch that we get.
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Blues coach Laurie Daley hadn' Nick Boyle Jersey t even been contained in the NRL judiciary room until he turned up yesterday morning to compliment Josh Jackson in his succe sful struggle to po se s a spear tackle charge downgraded.
It just demonstrates thats a hard but fair player Daley was by carrying out a long and and succe sful career while using the Canberra Raiders, NSW and Australia.
Even among the cleanest and fairest players inside games history Parramattas Mick Cronin used to own to Baltimore Ravens NFL Jersey front the usual NSWRL judiciary in Phillip Street for running along with his elbow high and collecting an adversary.
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Leagues biggest Condition of Origin crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground will probably be nowhere at the highest gro sing game league has hosted.
Why? Because tickets were so cheap that a fantastic 55,000 crowd at Suncorp Stadium inside series decider is definitely worth much more.
The average ticket price in Melbourne was round the $50 mark.
The NRL was desirous to fill the stadium and did the best job to get a decent crowd though the bean counters at headquarters werent pleased in the end result.


  Trent Dilfer eerily predicted Jameis Win
Příspěvek od: sherry2018love - včera, 16:25 - Fórum: Mateřská centra - Žádné odpovědi

In 2011, before any of the fame or perhaps the accolades or the glitter of his trophies, there would be a younger Jameis Winston with nothing to make available college football games fans but a n entire world of hope and promise.
And in the Elite 11 quarterback camp that summer, former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer recognized who advertise.
He predicted that Jaron Brown Jersey any particular one day Winston would encounter an organization that challenged him physically, forcing him to trust in his mental acuity and quick thinking to cart his team.
"3rd-and-7, down by four, fourth quarter," said Dilfer to Winston simply because unknowingly dictated the young signal-caller's future.
"They're gonna stop you while in the pocket. They aren't gonna let you be Patrick Peterson Jersey fast and quick and the only thing that. Which is just going to be a mistake because you're gonna beat 'em there."
A young Winston believed that imaginary scenario.
And then, a couple of years later, he delivered to Dilfer and also world a virtually Ted Larsen Jersey identical scenario in the 2014 BCS National Championship game.
The Seminoles trailed the Auburn Tigers by four points inside the fourth quarter, and Winston faced a 3rd-and-8 situation.
As the pocket collapsed around him, he calmly threw for the middle towards the end zone on the play that was ultimately flagged for pa Mike Iupati Jersey s interference (within the 2:55 mark of your video).
Winston converted the next play towards the game-winning touchdown, capping off an undefeated season for those National Champion Florida State Seminoles.
Do you think that in fate yet?
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  Presidents Trophy would flow to Boston B
Příspěvek od: sherry2018love - včera, 16:23 - Fórum: Před otěhotněním - Žádné odpovědi

With an a sist through the St. Louis Blues, the Boston Bruins have won Justin Blackmon Jersey the Presidents' Trophy for your 2013-14 regular season.
Boston (54-18-9) clinched the greatest point total through the league and home ice during the entire NHL playoffs on Saturday which includes a 4-1 make an impre sion on the Buffalo Sabres. It is the second Presidents' Trophy in franchise history; furthermore, they won in 1989-90.
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David Krejci had two goals A.J. Bouye Jersey and Patrice Bergeron scored his 30th of this year for Boston. Tuukka Rask made 24 saves.
The Blues, meanwhile, are generally stuck on 111 points for five consecutive games and they are in danger of falling out of your top spot both in the Western Marcus Rush Jersey Conference and Central Division.
Their slide has coincided with a 8-1-1 hot streak through Colorado Avalanche, who currently would win the most notable seed in line with tiebreakers that mean St. Louis draws a first-round matchup with the Blackhawks. Not ideal.
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Tongue Historical Position Adjustments
Příspěvek od: sherry2018love - včera, 16:21 - Fórum: Mateřská centra - Žádné odpovědi

Here on Fangraphs there have been lots of posts around the relative worth of different positions. I accept the concept that position adjustments should be based on relative defensive skill and player scarcity (as the infield positions draw talent from the smaller pool; lefthanders cant play there) instead of the inverse of batting production.
Using my TotalZone defensive data (according to retrosheet play by play files) I looked at defensive differentials by decade, in the 1950s (actually beginning with 1953) to the 2000s. I look at players who played two different positions in the same year, and aggregate these kinds of player-seasons grouped by decade. With grouping by decade, Ive increased the sample size players. Im also limiting my sample size by only looking at players who played multiple positions in one season, but this is nece sary to prevent distortion brought on by aging such as a player who was a shortstop in 1961 along with a third baseman in 1968. Im leaving out catchers and first basemen and concentrating on the relative value of outfielders, second and third basemen, and shortstops.
For the newest period of time, I use Tango Tigers position adjustments, which are also used here on Fangraphs on the player valuation sections. They're:
SS +7.52B, 3B, CF +2.5LF, RF 7.5
The TotalZone information is reasonably close to this. Center fielders are 8.7 runs per full season better than corner outfielders. Shortstops are 4.7 runs much Oni Omoile Jersey better than third basemen and 4.2 runs much better than second basemen. Second basemen are 1.4 runs much better than third basemen. The results are not identical, but close enough that I dont see value in arguing about the subject. You could make 2B +3 and 3B +2, but still maintain balance, but its only half a run.
Tangos adjustments show an average gap of 8.3 runs between the three infield positions and also the 3 outfield positions. TotalZone shows only a 3.2 run difference when looking at players who played both infield and outfield in the same season. Are we overvaluing infielders?
There are two problems here. One is handedne s, all players can potentially play the outfield, only right-handed throwers play the infield. Additionally, movement between your positions is nearly entirely one-way. Teams don't have any trouble taking an infielder and asking him to experience the outfield. Some examples from the top of my head are Jerry Hairston, Willie Bloomquist, Ryan Freel, and Chone Figgins. How many outfielders are sent to play second, third, and short? Very, very few, mostly in emergencies, such as when multiple players harmed or even the game goes deep into extra innings. Im keeping in mind Juan Riveras second base appearance last year, however i doubt the Angels intend on him doing it again.
I believe that when it comes to infielders vs. outfielders it's appropriate to look at the relative offense at the positions. I dont think this really is appropriate to compare center fielders to left fielders, if center fielders outhit left fielders and outfield them, they be more effective players, period, so we shouldn't artificially set the positions as equal in value. For 2000 to 2008, outfielders hit better than infielders towards the tune of 11.3 runs per season. Average this with the observed defensive difference so we get 7.3 runs, just one off from what Tangos adjustments imply. For previous decades, I'll use the average offensive and defensive adjustments between your infield and outfield groups. Within the particular groups, my adjustments will be completely based on the defensive differences.
1990s:
The gap between infield and outfield is very similar- 12.7 on offense, 3.5 on defense, typically 8.1. Center fielders were 10.6 runs much better than corner outfielders. To date, it appears pretty similar. Shortstops, however, were 7.6 runs better than Clive Walford Jersey third basemen and 6.3 runs better than second basemen. There was just a 0.2 gap between second and third, in support of the 2nd basemen. For this decade, Ill change things a bit by providing more credit towards the shortstops. The 1990s adjustments:
SS +92B +23B +1.5CF +2.5RF, LF 7.5
The 1980s
Here there exists a larger gap between infield and outfield, 15.8 on offense, 5.1 on defense, for a 10.5 average. There is just a 7.5 run gap between corner outfielders and center, which should not be a surprise. In recent years weve seen Adam Dunn, Manny Ramirez, Raul Ibanez, Josh Willingham, Carlos Lee, Hideki Matsui, Pat Burrell, and Jack Cust play left field. That lumbering group represents more than 25% of starting left fielders. In the 1980s we'd Rickey!, Tim Raines, Vince Coleman, Willie Wilson, and Gary Redus playing left field. Im sure there were some terrible left Seth Roberts Jersey fielders back then as well, and guys like Carl Crawford, Eric Byrnes, and Dave Roberts buck the popularity, however i believe that on average the left fielder of 1985 was faster than his 2005 counterpart.
Shortstops were 6.6 runs much better than third basemen and three.3 better than second basemen. Second basemen were 4.7 runs ahead of third basemen.
For the 1980s I personally use these adjustments:
SS + 9, 2B +5, 3B +1CF +0, RF, LF 7.5
The 1970s
The infield/outfield gap keeps getting bigger once we go back over time, with this decade its 20.2 on offense and eight.6 on defense. Center fielders had only a 5.6 run edge over the corners. Second basemen were 7.6 runs worse than shortstops, but 3.4 run better than third basemen. So when we add that up, shortstops should have been 10 or even more runs better than third basemen, right?
If only it was that easy. In fact, players who played both third and short within the 1970s were 1.1 runs worse as third basemen. Sometimes the bits of this data puzzle do not fit very well together. In almost every other decade, shortstops were a minimum of 4.7 runs better than third basemen and a minimum of 6.6 runs excluding the 2000s. For the 1970s another pieces shortstop to 2B, 2B to 3B, show the normal pattern. Chalk that one up to a fluke, and Ill try to make the adjustments make sense.
The adjustments:
SS +102B, 3B +4CF 2LF, RF 8
The 1960s
The infield/outfield gap was the same as the 1970s on offense, 20.2 runs, and three.7 runs on defense. Center fielders were 8.7 runs ahead of corner outfielders. Shortstops were built with a 7.2 run advantage on third and 5.1 on second. 2B and 3B were e sentially despite a 0.2 run difference (2B slightly better). Since the above were equal, I kept them as equals in the adjustments, and averaged their gap with shortstop to help make the shortstops 6 runs better than other infielders.
The adjustments:
SS +102B, 3B +4CF +0RF, LF -9
And finally the 1950s
Outfielders out-hit infielders by 19.9 runs, while infielders had an 8.7 run Ian Silberman Jersey defensive advantage. Center fielders were 7.2 runs better than corner outfielders. Shortstops were 7.5 runs in front of third base, and 5.3 runs ahead of second. Those last two figures are similar to the 1960s, but since second baseman had a 3 run advantage on third base, I changed their relative value a bit in the adjustments:
SS +102B +53B +2CF 1LF, RF 8
Using these position adjustments can result in conclusions that not all positions are created equal. Sometimes we may find that center fielders hit as well or much better than corner outfielders. Or else shortstops hit the same or equal as second basemen. Their defensive value is still superior, and in such situations well find that one position includes a better collection of baseball talent than another has. Most likely youll discover that teams recognize this, and spend the money for positions differently as well.


Rainbow Another Hypothetical Heath Bell Deal
Příspěvek od: sherry2018love - včera, 16:19 - Fórum: Mateřská centra - Žádné odpovědi

The Miami Marlins grand experiment hasnt worked this year, leading to the trades of Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez, Omar Infante and Randy Choate prior to the non-waiver trade deadline. Inside a perfect world, they wouldnt have experienced to trade those players, because they would be fighting for a playoff spot at this time in the season. But it hasnt been a perfect world for the Marlins, and one of the major imperfections may be the performance of high-priced reliever Heath Bell.
Signed to a lucrative three-year deal this offseason, Bell was supposed to help transform the Marlins into legitimate championship contenders. He's, however, been quite bad, losing the confidence of his manager and also the closer role itself, there havent been any indications of him turning things around.
The Marlins have previously unloaded numerous valuable a sets, but have had trouble finding a suitor for Bell. Thats what has a tendency to happen with relievers who make a lot of cash despite being shells of the former selves. Bell had been from the Red Sox in a rumor that had him and Hanley heading to Boston in return for Carl Crawford. The offer never materialized, but it was a quite interesting thought experiment, because the salaries getting swapped were Shaq Mason Jersey similar and the move represented a change-of-scenery challenge for those involved.
According to some recent Ken Rosenthal report, the Marlins were engaged in another change-of-scenery challenge trade involving Bell this week. This time, they spoke towards the Mets about trading Bell and catcher John Buck for Jason Bay. No formal deal was proposed and also the idea didnt truly gain traction, but it again represented a fascinating idea. Considering that no other team will relieve the Marlins of Bells salary, or the Mets of Bays, this is a deal worth revisiting before the waiver deadline.
The mechanics of the deal seem sensible for both sides. Bell is owed approximately $2 million this year, and $9 million in each from the next two seasons. He's a $9 million option in 2015 contingent upon finishing 55 games the year before, or 100 games over 2013-14. Buck may also make around $2 million within the remaining season, and makes $6 million next year before hitting free agency. Bay has around $5.4 million remaining on his 2012 contract, and is set to make $16 million next year. He has a $17 million club option Markus Kuhn Jersey ($3 million buyout) that's guaranteed if he tallies 600 PAs in 2013 or 500 PAs in both 2012-13. But forget the options, simply because they wont trigger and arent getting exercised.
Bay has only logged 137 PAs this season, and its unlikely that Bell will finish all those games if he is constantly on the pitch this poorly. Its e sentially a Catch-22 for players: when they were playing well, they'd rack up the PAs and GFs, which makes it far more likely the options trigger. However, when they were performing well to that particular extent, neither team would look to get this to type of swap. The whole perception of a change-of-scenery deal would be that the players switching teams might need a fresh start getting their respective grooves back.
In relation to money changing hands, if the deal went down today, the Marlins would trade away $4 million this year salary and produce back $5.4 million. Next season, the Marlins might have traded away $15 million and purchased $16 million. In 2014, the Mets would pay Bells $9 million salary while Bay could be taken Martellus Bennett Jersey off the Marlins books save for the $3 million buyout.
Overall, the Marlins spend le s money, as the Mets would stick to the hook for Bells 2014 salary after Bays and Bucks contracts expire. However, in removing Bay within this hypothetical deal, and treating the money as a sunk cost, the Mets would potentially po se s a decent reliever in Bell and a backup catcher with power in Buck, if everything calculates. Plus, they would remove Bay in the lineup permanently, which enables them to use an actual productive player in left field continuing to move forward.
Since the money is actually exactly the same over 2012-13, it seemingly makes lots of sense for the Mets to pursue this type of move. Buck has struggled this season but is a league average player within the previous two seasons. And, for all we know, Bell is a headcase who could notice a trade because the new beginning he required to right the ship. Both he and Buck have more po sibility to enhance the Mets than does Bay.
From the Marlins point of view, this move would be about shedding long-term payroll and allowing the perception of starting over, because they save $4-5 million in 2014. However, Bay has been so bad and inconsistent in both health insurance and performance over the last three seasons that its unlikely he would do much of Joe Cardona Jersey anything. In pursuing this move, the Marlins would be clearly valuing the long-term payroll relief over potential returned production.
Both teams are going to pay unproductive players similar levels of money within the next handful of seasons. There are potential benefits for both sides here, with the Mets bringing in relatively higher upside players while the Marlins garner some salary relief. As the 3 players are likely to go through waivers, dont be surprised if the accumulates steam within the next few weeks.


Thumbs Up Chris Scott Jersey the upper bound
Příspěvek od: sherry2018love - včera, 16:08 - Fórum: Mateřská centra - Žádné odpovědi

One of the things that we love to to do within the statistical community is test common wisdom to see if the empirical evidence lines track of what is thought to be true. One of these truisms is that pitchers aren't afraid to high contact slap hitters, and thus will feed them a steady diet of fastballs, understanding the worst case scenario is probably a groundball, even if they switch on it.
Since Ive been in a graphing mood so we have pitch type stats for hitters on the site, I decided to have a look at this Andy Lee Jersey theory, plotting the data in the 121 batters who have tallied up enough plate appearances during the last three years to qualify. On the x asis, I put percentages of fastballs seen, and on the y axis, isolated slugging percentage.
Heres the chart.
As you can see, the information definitively props up truism. The correlation between FB% and ISO is -.59, suggesting a strong inverse relationship the larger your ISO, the low your FB% is going to be, and the other way around. The average hitter sees fastballs 60% of the time, but thats Chris Scott Jersey the upper bound for low ISO hitters Melky Cabreras .108 ISO and 60.8% FB% are about as far left as po sible continue the graph and still be talking about a guy without much power.
However, its interesting in that the limit isnt symmetrical. DeAndre Presley Jersey Notice how there are several high ISO guys around the right-hand side from the graph. Matt Holliday, especially, stands out hes had a .248 ISO and it has still been thrown fastballs 64.8% of the time during the last three years. Coors Field is likely an i sue there, but it isnt with Carlos Lee .237 ISO, 62.9% fastballs.
Two other interesting players are Johnny Damon and Garret Anderson. They have identical .161 ISOs over the last three years, but Anderson has witne sed the fewest fastballs of any hitter in the sample (48.9%) while Damon is up close to the Tre Boston Jersey top (67.5%). Do pitchers perceived Damon as a slap hitter, due to his frame? Or maybe Anderson just really struggles against breaking balls, and pitchers are exploiting this? Maybe both?
We dont have all the answers. Im there are scouting reports playing here, indicating some hitters are more vulnerable to bendy pitches than the others, but the trend is still clear pitchers really will challenge no power hitters with fastballs while sticking with their off-speed stuff from the guys who can launch a baseball 500 feet.



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  Is Rasmus Worth An Extension-
Příspěvek od: sherry2018love - včera, 16:06 - Fórum: Mateřská centra - Žádné odpovědi

The Blue Jays acquisition of Colby Rasmus last season was considered a steal by many. Though the team surrendered five players in companion deals with the White Sox and Cardinals, Alex Anthopolous brought in a young, cost-controlled centerfielder for three relievers, a starter which was never really intended for them to begin with, and Mark Teahens contract. Rasmus was worth the risk like a change-of-scenery candidate, as he had proven himself productive regardle s of well-publicized spats together with his manager.
However, since joining the Jays last summer, Rasmus did not live up to the production standards he set with the Cardinals, and that he has realistically been one of the least productive players in that span. During the last two calendar years, Rasmus has got the 13th-lowest wOBA, 14th-lowest wRC+ A.J. Bouye Jersey , and 18th-lowest WAR out of the 115 qualified players.
Which is why nowhere Jays supposed focus on negotiating an agreement extension isnt immediately regarded as a given, an obvious move for a team taking important steps towards winning baseballs toughest division. The Jays have been fiscally responsible within the Anthopolous era and also have locked up numerous core players recently. Richard Griffin is reporting that Rasmus is on deck in connection with this, and it appears as if many inside the organization value his contributions. Its just difficult to figure out what those contributions are, as Rasmus hasnt hit well, hasnt fielded well, with 4 years and services information time under his belt at the end of this year, he isnt likely to come cheap anymore.
Keeping Rasmus around for another handful of seasons is really a decision with a few merit, for sure, however the Jays need to be careful here. Rasmus hasnt shown any true manifestation of turning the corner or improving his productivity, and he simply Jalen Ramsey Jersey isnt exactly the same player that topped 4 WAR using the 2010 Cardinals.
Rasmus played in 385 games with the Cardinals from 2009-11. He tallied 8.4 WAR over those 2.5 seasons and was a solid, young outfielder. He wasnt the best fielder in the middle but he'd decent instincts. In addition, he could hit, also it appeared as if his patience was improving. Then he was traded to the Blue Jays and started floundering. Over 35 games with the 2011 Jays, Rasmus hit .173/.201/.316. He posted a 3.6% walk rate and 27.9% strikeout rate, after respective 11.7% and 19.9% rates with the Cardinals that very same season. He had a .225 wOBA and 34 wRC+ over his small sample of games and handle with -0.5 WAR for his efforts.
The struggles were chalked up mostly to small sample sizes and the adjustment period in switching leagues. He was still just Twenty five years old and had clearly shown himself more productive. Though he stunk down the stretch there have been high hopes entering the 2012 season. Fast-forward to provide day and Rasmus hasnt compare to proving those who work in his corner right. Though his 2012 lines are better than his 35 games using the 2011 Jays, that isnt saying much. Actually, his 2012 lines are almost identical to his overall 2011 line: he hit .225/.298/.391, having a .302 wOBA and 90 wRC+ last season, and it has a .228 Akeem Davis Jersey /.292/.421 line, a .303 wOBA as well as an 89 wRC+ this season.
His power remains, but his patience isnt, and this is his second straight season having a BABIP in the .260s. The low BABIP made some more sense last season, because he hit line drives just 11% of times with the Jays, and finished having a 16% rate well below his career 19-20% rate to that particular point. This season, however, Rasmus has got the highest line drive and GB/FB rates of his career. His infield fly rates during the last 2 yrs are key contributors too, because he includes a 14.5% rate since 2011, compared to a 5.2% rate within the two preceding years. Rasmus isnt hitting the ball as squarely, and it has le s of a chance of reaching base as a result.
Potentially more problematic is that his struggles arent all a sociated with the early season. This isnt an instance where he performed terribly in April-July and has been tearing the coverage from the ball in August and September. Since July, he's posted monthly wOBAs of .279, .226 and .301. His wRC+ marks over the same three months are 72, 36 and 87. He has hit well substandard in four from the seasons six months. In June, his best month of the season, he barely walked but hit eight home runs in 124 plate appearances.
If the Jays have previously decided that they intend to keep Rasmus in Toronto until following the 2014 season, when he reaches free agency, then working out a two-year deal makes some sense. They can steer clear of the arbitration proce s over the next two seasons and hope for the best. Beyond that, however, one has to question if Rasmus is even worth having Marcedes Lewis Jersey a number of his free agent years bought out. After the 2014 season, he will be 28 years old contributing to to exit what should have been his prime. And he indicates no proof of being worth a multi-year extension into his free agency seasons with his production since joining the Jays.
Locking up core players at reasonable rates is key for a team in the Blue Jays position, but Rasmuss performance over the last 1.5 seasons 0.8 WAR in 166 games calls into question his status like a core member of the team. A two-year deal, with a third-year club option makes sense, because it provides the Jays a bit more time for you to see if Rasmus can turn that corner, but right now he isnt worth a four- or five-year deal unle s the Jays obtain a substantial discount on those free agent years. Rasmus may be more comfortable in Toronto than St. Louis, but he hasnt played like it, so we now have two straight seasons that go from the belief that he's a key cog for a hopeful contender.


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Just a few days afterlongtime general manager Bryan Murrayrevealed he isstepping downintoa senior advisory role, newly-promotedgeneral manager Pierre Dorion on Tuesdayannounced the club has dismi sed head coach Dave Cameron and a sistant coaches Andre Tourigny and Rick Wamsley.
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