ninersdd

2016 MLB Season

Recommended Posts

10 minutes ago, pmoehrin said:

After a bit of a hiatus I'm happy to announce today that I will have another series of articles coming out over the next few months through the Hardball Times relating to an ongoing project I've been working on for over two years now, the first of which I think will be of particular interest to fans of the Baltimore Orioles.

 

While the concept I'm writing about isn't anything original and has been done plenty of times before, some of the twists I have thrown in as well as the sheer depth makes this unique from anything I have found written about this subject and I'm not just referring to similar articles on Bleacher Report.

 

This wasn't a two year project in the sense that it was two years between start and finish. This is a two year project in the sense that I've spent 2-3 hours a day, 4-5 days a week working on this for the past two years. Obsessive? Perhaps, but having this work published over not just one, but what will be a series of articles for a site that is as high profile and respected in the Sabermetric community as the Hardball Times gives me a great feeling of vindication for the amount of effort I put into this.

 

Unfortunately I don't have a date yet for when the first article in the series will be released. I'm lucky if I get 48 hours of notification before its actually published myself, but it has been submitted and I've already had some back and forth banter with the editor about it. Thus far I've been consistently blown away by the quality of the questions that both he and some of the other people I've shown this to have asked and when the audience you're trying to reach is asking the type of questions you hope they would ask without guidance, that's when you know you've done your job as an author.

 

Color me interested.

 

Any way you can provide a small tease (at least as to subject matter, if not actual content)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, leopard88 said:

 

Color me interested.

 

Any way you can provide a small tease (at least as to subject matter, if not actual content)?

 

I would say read up on Hughie Jennings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, pmoehrin said:

 

I would say read up on Hughie Jennings.

 

So you're going back 120 years.  Got it.  :D

 

 

Only a few years before my time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, lordsketor said:

Prince Fielder to announce his retirement tomorrow.

Fielder had a tremendous fall from grace when he was traded from Detroit to Texas. I hope he continues a career in baseball. Hitting Coach, special advisor, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Neck surgery is no joke.  Read he had a cervical fusion so his pending retirement is not surprising due to physical limitations and a long recovery period.  Interesting tidbit Prince is retiring with 319 career homers.  His father Cecil also retired with 319 homers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well now apparently Fielder is NOT retiring. Just physically disabled and not medically cleared.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, leopard88 said:

 

So you're going back 120 years.  Got it.  :D

 

 

Only a few years before my time.

 

A little before mine to, but its not going to be a case study on 19th century baseball if that's what anyone is worried about. Honestly that was going to be my next project until I saw that Tank was doing the same thing on his site and I just gave up. I just felt like there was no way I could ever hope to compete with that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just saw on the 506 forums that Alex Rodriguez's final game as an Yankee will televised on big Fox (as well as on YES in the New York City DMA) on Friday night.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Fishplatter said:

Fielder's sadly finished. He should retire. Period. 

 

As should you, from posting.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Carlos Gomez DFA'd by the Astros today.  I'm betting that the Mets front office is really, really glad that trade fell through at last year's deadline.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, tp49 said:

Carlos Gomez DFA'd by the Astros today.  I'm betting that the Mets front office is really, really glad that trade fell through at last year's deadline.

Damn, how does that trade looks for the Brewers now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On August 9, 2016 at 0:16 PM, DNAsports said:

Well now apparently Fielder is NOT retiring. Just physically disabled and not medically cleared.

 

He didn't retire, but his career is still over. As much as he wants to keep playing, there's really no hope for him to ever get the medical clearance to do so. I don't often feel too bad for pro baseball players because they play a kids game for millions of dollars (hundreds of millions of dollars in Fielder's case), but the press conference he had today was pretty gut wrenching. I always liked him, and it's hard not to feel for the guy. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyway, all the attention is on A-Rod and the Red Sox game. I would not spend $300 + for a ticket to watch his last game as a Yankee. No way. Watch it online or TV. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Fishplatter said:

Anyway, all the attention is on A-Rod and the Red Sox game. I would not spend $300 + for a ticket to watch his last game as a Yankee. No way. Watch it online or TV. 

I'll take the 300 and spend it on streamers, balloons, a cake, etc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The thing with A-Rod is that I firmly believe there's a >50% chance he'll play again for Miami, Tampa, or some jabroni team that wants to leech off his "quest for 700".  Since he's released from the Yankees, a team could sign him for the minimum and he'd still get paid.  Can't imagine he'll be able to resist.

 

I don't blame him for coming back - just saying that I wouldn't go out of my way to see his "final game", because I highly doubt it's really his "final game".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also - Ichiro is absolutely an all-timer.  You can't dismiss what he did in Japan, even if it wasn't against major-league talent.  I'm not advocating adding the stats together, but what he did there is still tough (nobody has really had a better career there in a similar amount of time) so for him to dominate there, then come over here and not skip a beat makes it reasonable to assume that he could have had 4,300 hits had he played his full prime in MLB (7 full "good" seasons in Japan, project around 200 hits per in MLB.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On August 9, 2016 at 1:25 PM, leopard88 said:

Color me interested.

 

Any way you can provide a small tease (at least as to subject matter, if not actual content)?

 

Little more detailed response from what I had before. As per the Hardball Times front page today.

 

A.png

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.