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06:25 PM on 10/04/12 
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For one of my classes I have to create an infographic, and I am doing mine on Trout v. Cabrera 2012. It's so much fun.
06:26 PM on 10/04/12 
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Beginning of the year: fuck aramis i hate him

end of year: man aramis put up prince like numbers

love you drew
he turned it around in the second half big time. If you looked at his numbers from April to June, he was pretty bad.
06:28 PM on 10/04/12 
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Beginning of the year: fuck aramis i hate him

end of year: man aramis put up prince like numbers

love you drew
finished the season .300 with 27 homers 105 RBI .360 OBP .901 OPS 50 doubles

I wasn't expecting him to finish with those numbers haha
06:29 PM on 10/04/12 
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he turned it around in the second half big time. If you looked at his numbers from April to June, he was pretty bad.

Oh, don't worry I know. Wish we went the aramis route instead of jimmy, although jimmy had a decent year.
06:34 PM on 10/04/12 
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Yes. Basically yes to all of this. Why don't you work for the BBWAA?

Because I'm posting on a music message board and not a journalist.
07:25 PM on 10/04/12 
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Because I'm posting on a music message board and not a journalist.

...I wasn't being serious. Except that really was awesome.
07:26 PM on 10/04/12 
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Well put.
07:31 PM on 10/04/12 
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...I wasn't being serious. Except that really was awesome.

Oh. Well excuse my narcissism.
03:04 AM on 10/05/12 
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So what you have is Cabrera holding a 8.5 run advantage on offense. Is it inconceivable for Mike Trout to make up those 8.5 runs in his much better defense and his much better base running? I don't think it's an outrageous claim.

This is the crux of the issue. We may not know the value of defense and baserunning exactly, and both versions of WAR may overrate them, but this point is articulated perfectly.
05:16 AM on 10/05/12 
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For one of my classes I have to create an infographic, and I am doing mine on Trout v. Cabrera 2012. It's so much fun.

I got to write about the NBA lockout, how it came about, the issues, the negatives and what I thought the outcome would be for history last year. Was so fun.
12:00 PM on 10/05/12 
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They take the fun out of it for you. Saying it takes the fun out of it is a complete blanket statement. Sabermetrics and advanced baseball stats has only made my love for the game of baseball grown exponentially since I first fell into them in 2007. In fact, the advanced stats of all sports (basketball, hockey, etc) improve my enjoyment of the games infinitely.

And when I watch a game, I don't watch it with a sabermetric eye, either. I watch the game because it's entertaining, because of the match up's between pitchers and hitters, because of the raw talent on the fields and the chance to see something like the A's come back to win the division, Cabrera winning three categories that seem arbitrarily chosen now, but still MEAN something to anyone who's ever watched/loved the sport. The stat stuff is for me to enjoy away from the games. To say that the stats take the fun out of it is just a personal opinion, however. It may detract from the fun you have discussing baseball -- and I'd argue you're talking to the wrong stat nerds because I know you and i will disagree on things like this but I'm fine with that; I've a very deferential stat nerd -- but it adds to many other's enjoyment of the game.

The endless debates are ridiculously dumb, I'll grant you that. Says I after a long ass post contributing to said debate.

Same. If anything, the more I learn, the more there is to appreciate.
10:57 PM on 10/05/12 
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Why are the worse teams hosting game 1?
11:11 PM on 10/05/12 
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Why are the worse teams hosting game 1?

Scheduling. With the late addition of the wildcard game, they set the 2-3 format to eliminate a travel day and make everything fit.

It's just for this season.
06:07 AM on 10/06/12 
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lol @ Rangers season staying alive for only 51 more hours than the Angels... really helps take the pain out of this years season.
01:28 PM on 10/06/12 
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@Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: Francona to manage #Indians. Announcement likely Monday.

An inspiring managerial hire for a Cleveland team?!? The Mayans were right! We didn't listen!
 



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