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    Re: Should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I'd wait until he actually does either of the above at least once before proclaiming such.
    He hasn't hit more than 16 HR in any season, but in 2006 he SLG'd .473, so I don't think it's any stretch of the imagination that he has the ability to SLG over .475.

    It's not like I projected 30 and over .500 SLG. That'd be something entirely different.

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    Re: Should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt?

    While I'm not surprised I'm in the minority on this decision (because as I stated before, managers bunt too infrequently with 2 on and no out), I'm surprised that Dusty is getting less support in this poll than he did for double switching Dunn out so early in the game.
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    Re: Should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    He hasn't hit more than 16 HR in any season, but in 2006 he SLG'd .473, so I don't think it's any stretch of the imagination that he has the ability to SLG over .475.

    It's not like I projected 30 and over .500 SLG. That'd be something entirely different.
    Sure, he has the ability, but you did say OVER though as though it was foregone conclusion.
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    Re: Should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Sure, he has the ability, but you did say OVER though as though it was foregone conclusion.
    If The Dusty's going to continue to ask EE to bunt, then it very well could be far from a foregone conclusion.

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    Re: Should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt?

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    While I'm not surprised I'm in the minority on this decision (because as I stated before, managers bunt too infrequently with 2 on and no out), I'm surprised that Dusty is getting less support in this poll than he did for double switching Dunn out so early in the game.
    I think it's a little easier to be less critical when all of the options are somewhat unappealing in their own way.
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    Re: Should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Sure, he has the ability, but you did say OVER though as though it was foregone conclusion.
    In fact, the way this poll was set up was completely silly, and used a transparent rhetorical device that trial lawyers often use.

    The question was should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt. One of the answers was "No, never ask a player to bunt when he can't."

    This is sort of like the trial lawyer who asks, "when was it that you stopped beating your wife?" without first establishing that the person on the stand beats his wife.
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    Re: Should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt?

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    In fact, the way this poll was set up was completely silly, and used a transparent rhetorical device that trial lawyers often use.

    The question was should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt. One of the answers was "No, never ask a player to bunt when he can't."

    This is sort of like the trial lawyer who asks, "when was it that you stopped beating your wife?" without first establishing that the person on the stand beats his wife.
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    Re: Should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt?

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    In fact, the way this poll was set up was completely silly, and used a transparent rhetorical device that trial lawyers often use.

    The question was should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt. One of the answers was "No, never ask a player to bunt when he can't."

    This is sort of like the trial lawyer who asks, "when was it that you stopped beating your wife?" without first establishing that the person on the stand beats his wife.
    The defense is willing to stipulate EE can't bunt in lieu if the prosecution calling their long list of witnesses....
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    Re: Should Dusty have asked Edwin to bunt?

    obviously the was no reason for him to bunt. He was about to hit a homer.
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