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Friday, March 01, 2013

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b_a_p: Gee, isn't it incredible when science and baseball collide?

Muurgh: If only they taught this stuff in high school classes, there might be a whole lot more kids who want to grow up to be scientists.

I'm padding my stat for making the last post before a new thread. You can look it up. (Formerly posted as goody.)

This just in...

...213 ERA+

Two. Hundred. Thirteen.

Posted by: Fatalotti | Friday, March 01, 2013 at 01:31 PM

As usual, Fata nails it.

Stark made a case for Martinez being uniquely better than any other pitcher of any other era – if I recall correctly, it was before widespread adaptation of ‘Sabermetrics’. I agree.

Martinez was a MONSTER talent (flame alert). You could make the aurgument Koufax dialed it up once in a while. However, Pedro rocked the baseball world when PEDiots™ ruled the world.

Pedro was the best pitcher I've ever seen.

So Cholly goes out of his way to say Papelbon is fine & isn't worried at all and Dubee says he has 'less than zero' concern.

Usually when people overemphasis stuff when asked if it is not a problem, that is when they are lying.

Still want to see what Papelbon's velocity though is at over his next 2-3 outings. If it still at ~90 MPH, then Cholly/Dubee weren't telling the truth today.

goody - speculation as to your demise revealed as greatly exaggerated.

Agree with MG's paranoia about categorical denials. Better to say 'next question'.

jrfinger, you, and the creators of the two threads before you, need to pay more attention to detail.

It is customary on BL to highlight in red the player who's picture you use.

Stop the madness and get with the program.

MG, I agree on the issue of Pap's velocity unless he learns to be a completely different kind of pitcher who relies more on guile, location and secondary pitches.

We'll see.

NEPP, you must be young.

Haven't looked at too many others, but probably the only pitcher who had a streak like Pedro's - if ERA+ is the measure - was Walter Johnson in the 19-teens.

He is a great one.

rolo - you don't recognize the Canadian death stare?

jrfinger, you, and the creators of the two threads before you, need to pay more attention to detail.

It is customary on BL to highlight in red the player who's picture you use.

Stop the madness and get with the program.

Posted by: rolo | Saturday, March 02, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Grow up, dude. It's a f8cking sports blog that you can access freely.

I would venture there is something to the fact that closers feel a different type of intensity depending on what situation they enter a game under. I would venture that it isn't the same for all closers.

I would also venture that because it isn't something that can be quantified in a study people will never believe it as if baseball players are automatons that are not partially fueled by emotion like every other person in the world.

Aldrelton simmons is starting st ss over both bogaerts and schoop for netherlands. pretty telling that braves have a really good one on their hands.

Papelbon blows goats.

I don't think anyone is questioning that some players handle pressure better than others. It just is that this is generally second-order compared to ability for most pro athletes.

Also, close situations don't perfectly correlate with the highest pressure situations anyway, and the idea that closers are somehow uniquely INCAPABLE of pitching in NON-close situations is fairly ridiculous.

Yeah I was a little young to remember Walter Johnson.

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