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    MLB Players' needed improvements

    What players need to improve on....

    **Josh Hamilton - become a better 2 strike hitter
    batted .163 in 2 strike counts with a 50.7 strikeout %

    **Andrew McCutchen - avoid 2nd half slide
    In 2011, McCutchen hit .216 after the first half. Last season he hit .286 the second half after hitting .368 the first half

    **Yadier Molina - Recognize curveballs faster
    Molina's a good hitter, but batted just .186 against curveballs

    **Justin Verlander - First inning beatings
    Verlander had a 4.09 ERA from the first inning

    **David Price - Be more effective when working behind in the count
    Batter hit .358 in a 1-0 count against Price, and .296 with a 2-0 count.

    **Robinson Cano - get better against left handed pitchers
    Hit .239 against lefties in 2012

    **RA Dickey - Avoid over use of fastball
    When Dickey got behind in the count, he used his fastball 40% of the time. Players hit .306 against Dick when he threw the heater

    **Adrian Beltre - Improve against left handed curveballs
    Against left handed curves, he hit just .174

    **Miguel Cabrera - Better defense
    He was last in 2012 among all 3rd basemen in UZR with a -10.00 rating.

    If you guys have any others, or care to share opinions, please do so.

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    Be better than you were the previous year

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    Bet it gets said....'Ethier vs lefties'

    Same with Matt Joyce

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    Brett Lawrie, don't try to steal home with Jose Bautista at bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Bet it gets said....'Ethier vs lefties'


    I legit clicked on this thread just so I could say "Ethier get better against lefties" #PostBlock

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    **The New York Mets - Sucking
    When playing a nine-inning game of baseball, the Mets usually got outscored by the opposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetsFanatic19 View Post
    **The New York Mets - Sucking
    When playing a nine-inning game of baseball, the Mets usually got outscored by the opposition.
    I think that's a goal for 2015

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    Not that these aren't valid, but I'm curious as to why you basically just summarized a Bleacher Report article (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...rn-to-overcome)

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    Quote Originally Posted by con_artist View Post
    Not that these aren't valid, but I'm curious as to why you basically just summarized a Bleacher Report article (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...rn-to-overcome)

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    Quote Originally Posted by con_artist View Post
    Not that these aren't valid, but I'm curious as to why you basically just summarized a Bleacher Report article (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...rn-to-overcome)

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    haha. do you write for bleacherreport? Actually IDC nobody should be reading bleacherreport.


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    When I read some of these, I think that maybe it isn't so much the players fault.

    Take the Verlander piece. The 1-3 hitters are usually the best hitters on a team, so pitchers ERA should be higher in the first inning.

    The David Price piece; Hitters are always going to hit better when ahead in the count. That should always be the focus of any hitter.

    On Robinson Cano; Cano is a lefty. Lefties hit worst against left handed pitchers as a rule. Im sure its the case with David Ortiz as well.

    These are just examples of where even these players are at the disadvantage. You could come up with situations where 100% of players are at a disadvantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22 View Post
    haha. do you write for bleacherreport? Actually IDC nobody should be reading bleacherreport.
    Nobody "reads" Bleacher Report. They just look at all the manufactured lists so that BR can rack up phony page views.

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    **RA Dickey - Avoid over use of fastball
    When Dickey got behind in the count, he used his fastball 40% of the time. Players hit .306 against Dick when he threw the heater
    hence why he became a knuckleballer...

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    Owners: Maximize profits by paying players less

    Players: Need to stop being greedy and take less money

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