Question for the mods:
How is this thread different than the thread I started about Stubbs earlier? I'm not sure I understand why it got shut down given that Stubbs is basically the #1 thing that RedsZone folks want to talk about right now...
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Stubbs making some improvements
Walk rate nearly doubles, K rate drops about 30% and still posting a BABIP in the normal range. Gotta like that.Code:Split PA AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BB% K% BABIP Aug 64 61 15 2 0 3 3 20 .246 .281 .426 .707 4.7% 31.3% .316 Sept 77 70 19 0 1 5 7 17 .271 .338 .514 .852 9.1% 22.1% .292
Last edited by dougdirt; 09-20-2009 at 02:51 AM.
Sometimes it seems it can get a little one sided in appeach to evalution around here, IMO. And I think that leads to threads getting closed, when sides are duking it out in spirited debate about their opinions.
And in the end that's what they are, opinions. So many absolutes get thrown around, but in the end, its just a guess.
"I hate to advocate chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... But they've always worked for me."
-Hunter S. Thompson
Eight homeruns and seven stolen bases in 131 at-bats. He has a chance to join the 10/10 club!
And, the updated general stats through 131 at-bats:
.260/.312/.473 for an OPS of .785. The 7 sbs are in 11 attempts. Still just the two doubles, as has been often pointed out in this thread, a triple to go with the 8 home runs. He's walking a little more, now up to 10 walks, but still not enough to get that OBP really up. The walk in the 8th last night was as encouraging for me as the first inning homerun. I do have a general question on the doubles...doesn't GABP suppress doubles to some extent? A few more homers, and a few less doubles for all players, all things being equal?
Really an oddly interesting debut, no matter how you slice it.
Last edited by membengal; 09-20-2009 at 11:26 AM.
After some of the contracts Krivsky gave out that Lettuce Bob was forced to eat, I'm not sure he or his wallet is ready to eat some of Jocketty's contracts.
What does that mean? Lettuce Bob's paying Taveras $4M for 2010, and it'll be to play for the Reds, rather than not playing for the Reds.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
I think the odd stats are likely just small sample size. It's not like many of his HR's have been cheap, he's scorched most of them.
I expect his doubles will increase since he has the speed to turn singles for most hitters into some doubles.
His HR/FB rate of 22.2% likely cannot be sustained.
He will need to walk more and hit some more doubles to maintain a .750 OPS. His walk rate has been steadily incresing, so I suggest that is possible.