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    Re: Questions for those smarter than me...

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    In 2005, pinch hitters hit 228/.306/.336. Javy isn't much better or worse than your typical punch hitter. However, the real point is that pinch hitters tend to suck. So long as Hatteberg or Votto is on the roster, Javy isn't really need. Bako and Ross can split time and are both better defensively.
    Pinch hitters do tend to suck. I would argue that Valentin's lackluster (to say the least) OBP as a PH is what makes him especially craptastic in the role, at least comparatively.

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    Re: Questions for those smarter than me...

    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    I'm not willing to do that much math right now, but here's lines for NL pinch hitters as a whole per year for the last several years.

    2007 - .228/.311/.358/.669
    2006 - .233/.308/.368/.676
    2005 - .232/.308/.343/.650
    2004 - .228/.308/.352/.660
    2003 - .225/.298/.340/.637

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    Re: Questions for those smarter than me...

    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    Pinch hitters do tend to suck. I would argue that Valentin's lackluster (to say the least) OBP as a PH is what makes him especially craptastic in the role, at least comparatively.
    There is a reason they are coming off the BENCH. haha

    Javy tends to be an all or nothing kind of pinch hitter, but I'd prefer a PH with a solid OBP.
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    Re: Questions for those smarter than me...

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    2. Am I the only RZ'er worried that Paul Bako is a bigger part of the success of Cueto's and Volquez' quick starts than management realizes and that he'll either be sent down or lose playing time when Ross comes back??...I've been so much more impressed with Bako behind the dish than Valentin (who IMO is awful calling games) and heck, the guy is rakin' at present...color me as wanting Valentin to be traded or released...Hatteburg serves as the LH pinch hitter (Valentin's poor from the RH side anyways, right??) and the "less cold" hand of Bako and Ross can catch...
    I agree that Bako has been a pleasant surprise. Dusty was kind of mocked for his claim that he was going to bring in players, but so far Bako, Mercker, and Patterson have paid off. I don't know if those were specific "Dusty guys", but they are likely candidates.


    4. Managerial "feel" is always subject to interpretation, but he's shown some aplomb in handling EE so far...didn't get too down on him for the early errors or struggles at the plate, gave him time off BUT then stuck him right back in the lineup...kudos to Dusty for that...
    Dusty has been great. His handling of the players far outweighs a non-SABR lineup, IMO.


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    Re: Questions for those smarter than me...

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    Coffey?
    No. The organization is too thin in relief pitching and he still has value on this staff.

    It kind of amazes me the heat that Coffey gets on this board. Everyone wants young pitching but is incredibly impatient with it.
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