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    Re: Random idea - make Milton the closer

    I voted Milton to the bullpen back in August. Even posted his performance by inning pitched then too.
    (As of ~Aug 17th, 2005:

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    By Inning AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    Inning 1-3 316 41 87 18 2 14 39 21 3 40 3 2 .275 .326 .478 .803
    Inning 4-6 267 65 89 24 1 18 59 18 1 45 5 0 .333 .367 .633 1.000
    Inning 7-9 31 7 10 2 0 3 5 2 0 6 0 0 .323 .364 .677 1.041
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    Re: Random idea - make Milton the closer

    Pitches 31-45 were most likely in the 2nd inning, 3rd inning at the very best, but with numbers for pitches 1-30, I'd say more likely 2nd inning, and yeah, I bet those 14 pitches, a lot of the time, were to hitters in the 7, 8, and 9 spots of the batting order, whiich makes this even more gut wrenching
    Technically, the second inning would be near the middle of one of Milton's exquisite 4-inning starts.
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    Re: Random idea - make Milton the closer

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    Technically, the second inning would be near the middle of one of Milton's exquisite 4-inning starts.
    Point taken. Noted.
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    Re: Random idea - make Milton the closer

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    The Eric Milton chart, per slot in the lineup!
    
                   AVG   OBP   SLG    OPS     Comment 
    
    Batting #1    .347  .415  .484   .899     Terrible
    Batting #2    .289  .324  .443   .767     Well below average
    Batting #3    .298  .337  .723  1.060     Words cannot describe
    Batting #4    .351  .384  .691  1.075     Words cannot describe
    Batting #5    .276  .340  .471   .811     Terrible
    Batting #6    .322  .351  .517   .868     Terrible
    Batting #7    .337  .391  .771  1.162     Words cannot describe
    Batting #8    .293  .360  .453   .814     Terrible
    Batting #9    .181  .179  .278   .457     Who knew?!
    
    For reference, the average NL OPS was ~ .744 in 2005
    So yea, Milton's only useful to bring in for one batter ... that tough lefty hitting in the #9 slot.

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    Re: Random idea - make Milton the closer

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792
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    The Eric Milton chart, per slot in the lineup!
    
                   AVG   OBP   SLG    OPS     Comment 
    
    Batting #1    .347  .415  .484   .899     Terrible
    Batting #2    .289  .324  .443   .767     Well below average
    Batting #3    .298  .337  .723  1.060     Words cannot describe
    Batting #4    .351  .384  .691  1.075     Words cannot describe
    Batting #5    .276  .340  .471   .811     Terrible
    Batting #6    .322  .351  .517   .868     Terrible
    Batting #7    .337  .391  .771  1.162     Words cannot describe
    Batting #8    .293  .360  .453   .814     Terrible
    Batting #9    .181  .179  .278   .457     Who knew?!
    
    For reference, the average NL OPS was ~ .744 in 2005
    So yea, Milton's only useful to bring in for one batter ... that tough lefty hitting in the #9 slot.


    That is simply amazing.

    Maybe if he tried to throw right handed for a while.


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    Just wonderd...if Milton goes to the pen will LOGGY stand for left handed-overpaid-god awful-gopher ball-guy?
    Last edited by Marc D; 01-30-2006 at 07:00 PM.

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    Re: Random idea - make Milton the closer

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D
    Just wonderd...if Milton goes to the pen will LOGGY stand for left handed-overpaid-god awful-gopher ball-guy?
    I thought it was LOOGY -- "Lousy and Overpaid. Oh God...Why?!"
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    Re: Random idea - make Milton the closer

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D
    So bring him out of the pen to face the 7-8-9 type guys all year to pad his stats then ship him off.

    I actually did that in a computer simulation game. I was desparate for depth in pitching, so I signed a horrible guy, let him pitch to the bottom of the order, always let him start with no one one on base. If he got in trouble, I gave him the quick yank.. I was able to milk him for a couple outs usually.

    The funny thing is, he ended up with a sub 1.00 ERA and one of the AI players gave him a huge multiyear deal AI wasn't smart enough to look beyond the stats.
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