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    Re: Batting Orders, Bunting, and Dusty

    Quote Originally Posted by UCBrownsfan View Post
    If you take Votto's rough three year average vs LHP .912 and Down's three year average vs LHB .486 and average THOSE together you get .699



    Why would you ever average those together? Do you not think most pitchers Votto goes against have a distinct advantage agaisnt left handed batters? Votto is the top 1%, Downs maybe is the top 15%

    Maybe a weighted mean? Votto's 600 appearance, compared to Down's 250 appearance in those situation I could buy. But comparing these splits, you have to compare them to a baseline,

    Chapman has a 3 year OPS against of .358 agaisnt lefties, and I'd still have him pitch to Phillips over Votto.
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    Re: Batting Orders, Bunting, and Dusty

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    Why not?

    I did it for the science.
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    Re: Batting Orders, Bunting, and Dusty

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    Bad Roy! Bad!

    Now I have that song in my head.

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    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Batting Orders, Bunting, and Dusty

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    1. (Not about the article, but the title) Sacrifice bunts are by definition rally killers. They are done to increase the odds of getting one pivotal run in at the expense of a big inning. Many Saber guys hate it because they value all runs the same and think you need to score as many runs as possible, always, period. They see winning baseball as a matter of run differential over a whole season, not winning 162 individual games. Old school guys think there are times when it is more important to get just one run, than it is have a sustained rally. Hence, they bunt.

    2. Concerning the Dodger scenarios, (don't follow the Jr. league, so I can't say anything about the Mariner's scenario). I really like Cameron, but he completely ignores what crap hitters Uribe and Ellis are. I see them similar to pitchers. Bunt them whenever possible.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Batting Orders, Bunting, and Dusty

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Genius.

    BTW, the Dodgers scenario reads less like the Shakepeare many who hate the DH would argue is the NL style and more like a Greek tragedy.

    The Seattle scenario just highlights the dramatic differences between the AL and NL style. Oh wait. Nevermind.
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