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    I'm not sure if this is good or bad. This is...

    I'm not sure if this is good or bad.

    This is true.


    Ugh. I don't even have the time.
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    There are many problems with WAR, it's reliance...

    There are many problems with WAR, it's reliance on defense being pretty central among them. Not only are defensive metrics suspect, but their relative weighting to offense is highly questionable....
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    Pretty much. Edit: also, this example of...

    Pretty much.

    Edit: also, this example of Peralta vs. Castro is a good example of why WAR is, relatively speaking, not a very good stat.
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    It isn't the offseason anymore *****es. where's...

    It isn't the offseason anymore *****es. where's the spring training thread?
  5. I can't believe people on this board are upset we...

    I can't believe people on this board are upset we didn't spend more money on Tanaka. Lest we forget, this is a completely untested player who, at best, has accomplished the equivalent of dominating...
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    This place is way to precious about starting...

    This place is way to precious about starting threads. Most of these threads get so long, they become useless to all but those who read them several times a day.

    This is pertinent info that is new...
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    Mostly this.

    Mostly this.
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    I am assuming the QA coach is similar to what...

    I am assuming the QA coach is similar to what Bogars did with Tampa Bay, and what clubs like the Yanks and Red Sox have been doing for many years. Maddon created the role at Tampa Bay and others...
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    Most interesting here is the addition of the QA...

    Most interesting here is the addition of the QA coach. Welcome to modern times, Cubs.
  10. How much credit are y'all giving Theo for 2012?...

    How much credit are y'all giving Theo for 2012? [/TROLLING]
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    Slugging .500 is way too high for Rizzo....

    Slugging .500 is way too high for Rizzo. Especially when batting .270. .350/.470 seems right.
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    I am not sure if I buy all of NORTH's assessment...

    I am not sure if I buy all of NORTH's assessment either on the other hand. It feels a bit high to me, albeit not by terribly much.
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    no.

    no.
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    I think it is very hard to distinguish between...

    I think it is very hard to distinguish between being unlucky and being not very good withOUT stats. You and I could probably go out and have a ****** year with ****** BABIP's. How would we know luck...
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    Did he start hitting significantly more ground...

    Did he start hitting significantly more ground balls last season? Does his spray chart look significantly different last year than prior years? Did they shift him a statistically significantly...
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    Well he is right about this.

    Well he is right about this.
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    Wow. A pitcher pitched well at Petco. Go figure. ...

    Wow. A pitcher pitched well at Petco. Go figure.

    Rizzo had a better year than people give him credit for. He was also unlucky to not have a hash line 30 points higher across the board.
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    Been reading a lot about the deal structure Sam...

    Been reading a lot about the deal structure Sam Zell required the new owners to take on. Required a significant portion of the purchase price to be debt financed to avoid tax consequences. Cubs are...
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    I have to admit that I find the enthusiastic...

    I have to admit that I find the enthusiastic dismissal of Olt by the same people who are willing to give Castro the benefit of the doubt to be...ironic.

    Castro's career trends aside, there is...
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    And the problem with this is what, exactly? You...

    And the problem with this is what, exactly? You invest in areas most needed regardless of what te investment amounts are. Saying "we aren't spending as much on x as we were on y" is a specious...
  21. Marmol is intrinsically not a horrible pitcher,...

    Marmol is intrinsically not a horrible pitcher, and it is entirely reasonable that someone takes him on as a project. His numbers this year are a little bit unlucky (way more fly balls and way way...
  22. Ugh. Ok. This is the last thing I am going to...

    Ugh. Ok. This is the last thing I am going to post about this. But let's see if I can spell this out a bit better.

    Starlin Castro is, by and large, a hitter who is dependent on very high contact...
  23. So where did that power go? His hr/fb rate is...

    So where did that power go? His hr/fb rate is right back to the neighborhood where it always has been. Despite the fact that he is hitting more flyballs in general this year. And last year he didn't...
  24. If you look deeper at the numbers, this year is...

    If you look deeper at the numbers, this year is not the aberration. Last year's sudden hr/fb ratio is much harder to explain.
  25. His 2012 wOBA is explained away almost entirely...

    His 2012 wOBA is explained away almost entirely by a hr/fb ratio that was never going to be sustainable. If it had been more inline with his career, his 2012 wOBA would have been sub-.300. Outside of...
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