Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
I agree they have a lot of pride, and they have bounced back from a lot of adversity this year (although that usually happened against bad teams). I really just don't think they have the talent to go very deep, but hopefully they at least win a game or 2, and then who knows. (That was sort of my attitude going in it hasn't really changed.)
Sometimes you get the bear
and sometimes the bear gets you
Game's on the DVR, I wonder if I'll ever get around to watching it? (Maybe I'll start at inning 3 and watch Wood and the bullpen)
Red's hitters need to get after Mr. Oswalt on Friday. That is all
Never overlook the obvious
No one else seems to agree with you here so allow me to be the first one. I'm very proud of this team too. No one even gave them a chance at 2ND place in the division at the start of the year and here they are in the NLDS as NL Central champions. That's a pretty big accomplishment for a young team and an organization that didn't even have a winning season for a decade. No matter what happens next, they'll learn from all of this and be better for it in the future.Late to the party, so two points that might have been made already...
1) I blame Bob Boone
2) The Reds could not get a hit the rest of the post season and I would be happy and proud of this team. It's been a wonderful season and their future is very bright. :-)
BTW-I've seen this posted somewhere and heard about it several different places but I haven't seen it posted here yet. This Reds team reminds me a LOT of the Phillies team back in 2007. They hadn't been to the postseason in a long time, they were young and hungry for success, and they were a little overwhelmed by the bright lights and postseason festivities. That team went out in the first round that year but what happened the next year? A little older and a little wiser, they went on to win the World Series in 2008. Most people thought this Reds team got to the postseason a year early so who knows what they can do after a little experience and maybe another piece or two added to the puzzle. I'm encouraged and even though losses still suck, and this one does totally suck, I'm not going to hang my head and I'll still be screaming my head off for our guys on Sunday night. GO REDS.
"I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search
An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”
And the players pretty much said that they would be celebrating too much to play the next day. Which is fine - I myself was not very productive at work the next day - but if they had been serious about trying to win in the post season I think they would have taken that Wednesday game seriously (instead of like a joke).
I'm real, real, real ticked off tonight. I said it earlier, but I was fully prepared to lose this game, but it was worse that I expected.
Tomorrow, I'll be on the "win on Friday and we have the advantage", but I'm going to take tonight to be really, really upset. Have to get it out of my system.
Last year he was -12.1...
UZR and UZR/150 are very useful metrics. I personally think using them is very effective. However, the fluctuations from year-to-year change the way that they should be used. When evaluating players, I would advise averaging the total from over a few years rather than just picking out one year.
There are a lot of ways to improve this, which I'm sure someone will manage to do in the upcoming years. There are a lot of extra factors that influence this metric, but they can be worked out. However, as of now, this is the best fielding statistic there is.
Read more: http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/...#ixzz11dXCB0BW
3. Do not use UZR per 150 games (UZR/150; found on Fangraphs’ player pages) if at all possible. It’s way too misleading.
2010 Mock Draft Selections (picking for Rays)
Let's try to keep the thread on topic -- if you want to get into a discussion about UZR and OCab, take it to another thread.
23 Years and Counting...
So much for OCab's "theory" about the umpire's expanded strike zone. The Pitch FX data on Fangraphs pretty much debunks that.
"I’ll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. That’s just how I do things.” -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013