I'm not sure who indoctrinated you guys into thinking like this, but I see you guys are still part of the older generation whose understanding of batters is limited to batting averages.
Here's a very simple (appropriate for your reading levels) article outlining the flaws of BAs: http://joyofsox.blogspot.ca/2012/01/...age-in-12.html
Also, here's an interesting statistic: the Rays last season had 3rd most runs in the league despite the 2nd worst batting average. Hmm........
That isn't the point, they have trouble just getting on base.. Forget about average, if they aren't getting on base at all then you have to admit they have some problems. The Jays don't walk a lot, they strike out a lot.. So I think batting average is pretty important. They can't hit home runs every time, and when they never have men on base what good is an extra base hit? Take Edwin out of the mix this year and we'd be in trouble.
Don't get me wrong, the bullpen was horrible to start the season, like really bad, so a lot of losses are on their inability to finish games, but you can't tell me our hitting has been among the best. Look where Lind is, look where Thames is, obviously we've had our share of problems.
Rays know how to draw walks, do the Jays? No, there's no comparison, Rays do things differently.. That pretty much debunks your whole point.
We currently lead the AL East in run differential. I think our offense is at least pretty decent, no?Don't get me wrong, the bullpen was horrible to start the season, like really bad, so a lot of losses are on their inability to finish games, but you can't tell me our hitting has been among the best. Look where Lind is, look where Thames is, obviously we've had our share of problems.
That wasn't a comparison but rather an example to show you the limitations of BA.Rays know how to draw walks, do the Jays? No, there's no comparison, Rays do things differently.. That pretty much debunks your whole point.
That being said, of course we do things differently--we hit home runs and we drive in runs when they count. It's always been that way.
The questions about the Jays run differential that have been raised relate to a few things: abnormally high LOB% for their pitchers; abnormally high GB rates for their pitchers; abnormally high number of DPs; FIP numbers that suggest ERAs are set to climb; abnormally high BA with RISP for the lineup. These are worrying signs, especially the FIP numbers.
Thank God Eric Thames is gone down, its now the time to give Snider that chance after he recovers.
What happened to Luis Perez, that guy is one of the best relievers we got.
Im going to the Red Sox game on Sunday and getting the Yunel Escobar bobble head, thats my shit lol.
Last edited by e2thed; Thu May 31st, 2012 at 07:57 PM.
Snider won't be coming up anytime soon. He's still suffering from a wrist injury. The team is calling it a 'setback'
Was just thinking about the Lawrie/Marcum trade. So far, which team do you think came out ahead? Marcum has been a steady 200 inning guy with an ERA of about 3.50 for the last few years, and while I haven't been that impressed with Lawrie's play offensively yet this year, he really does energize the team and definitely the fans. He also has a few years on Marcum and I think he'll only get better. It's a pretty even trade really, but with all our starting pitching inconsistencies it'd sure be nice to have another reliable SP to fall back on.
As a basketball related note, for those people who want to "fix" the NBA draft and cure all that ails it, the 2012 Rule IV MLB draft is a great reminder of the law of unintended consequences. The Jays, Yanks, Red Sox and Rangers made a mockery out of the draft. What a joke.
Bottom line is, teams will always find ways to exploit the rules and you may just be making things worse.
Btw.. Francisco Cordero is reminding me of Brian Tallet.. Every time the guy goes in you know he's gonna find some way to fuck up and lose you the ball game.. I called it as soon as I saw him warning up..
I don't see how it was all that bad. They didn't do anything against the rules. They just circumvented it a bit.
Last edited by MangoKid; Fri Jun 8th, 2012 at 01:58 PM.
Francisco Cordero is an ugly overweight bastard with an uncomfirmed small penis, which causes mirrored glass to shatter everywhere he goes. which continuosly causes him bad luck.
I feel for the guy.
If Your Uncle Jack Helped You Off An Elephant, Would You Help Your Uncle Jack Off An Elephant?
Sometimes, I like to buy a book on CD and listen to it, while reading music.
The Jays signed some dude for 1k who's going in the military for a minimum of 2 years.. Also signed another guy for 5k. Think they probably are using that to sign Alford who said he was going to sign with the Jays even though no one really thought he would sign, the guy was literally telling people not to sign him because of his university commitments.
That balk call was so bogus tonight.. They really should be able to review those plays and over turn calls, it was dumb how all the umpires just went with the guy and we couldn't argue it.
Didn't watch the game tonight, but did Cordero just lose two games in a row for us?