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Thread: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Speaking of EE, Josh Roenicke and Zach Stewart have been pitching out of the bullpen for the Rockies and White Sox, respectively.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...oenijo01.shtml
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...tewaza01.shtml
    Stewart better step it up.

    It's going to be awfully hard to win a Cy Young as a middle reliever.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    I'm not sure if I saw it here or some place else, but one of the changes Encarnacion is said to have made is keeping both hands on the bat all the way through his swing.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Congrats to EE on his offensive numbers but like Adam Dunn, it couldn't have happened here due to the lack of a position for him. Clearly the BJs have made the decision that he hurts them too much in the field so they're playing him at DH with an occasional start at 1B. That's just plain not possible here

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Oh. I would guess that's another one of your veiled accusations of steroid use by a player. Ok.
    Actually wasn't thinking that he is a user, unless they make PEDs that only work in Toronto or at the Skydome. But thanks anyway.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    A one instrument band that is
    Disagree.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Disagree.
    Your prerogative, but I note a pattern and I'm not alone in that.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Your prerogative, but I note a pattern and I'm not alone in that.
    That's fine. But we are talking about a guy with a 21/4 HR and 59/17 RBI home/road split over the last 7 months while there are recent allegations of the team cheating at their home park.

    To me, it seems fishy.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    That's fine. But we are talking about a guy with a 21/4 HR and 59/17 RBI home/road split over the last 7 months while there are recent allegations of the team cheating at their home park.

    To me, it seems fishy.
    He's a modern day Ned Williamson?

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Indeed. MUCH easier to hit there than pitcher friendly GABP...wait, what?

    Fred Lewis came in here and after OPS numbers well over .700....could barely crack .650 while playing here....after playing half his games in SF where he almost hit .800 OPS in 2008.

    Ludwick was supposed to come in here and re-discover his swing here and power. Nothing so far. Maybe it's the teflon hitting coach they have here.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    Fred Lewis came in here and after OPS numbers well over .700....could barely crack .650 while playing here....after playing half his games in SF where he almost hit .800 OPS in 2008.

    Ludwick was supposed to come in here and re-discover his swing here and power. Nothing so far. Maybe it's the teflon hitting coach they have here.
    Or maybe it's just that we picked up those guys on the wrong side of their career arcs.

    The guys who we have who we figured could hit, seem to always hit. The guys we always have questions about, tend to continue to have questions about them. How does that fall on the hitting coach?

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Fred Lewis
    Willy Tavares
    Corey Patterson
    Ryan Ludwick

    Great signings by Walt.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

    "Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Fred Lewis
    Willy Tavares
    Corey Patterson
    Ryan Ludwick

    Great signings by Walt.
    Might be wise to wait until the ball starts carrying before lumping Ludwick in with the other guys.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Or maybe it's just that we picked up those guys on the wrong side of their career arcs.

    The guys who we have who we figured could hit, seem to always hit. The guys we always have questions about, tend to continue to have questions about them. How does that fall on the hitting coach?
    So you are happy with this Hitting Coach and how he has developed the hitters here?

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Fred Lewis
    Willy Tavares
    Corey Patterson
    Ryan Ludwick

    Great signings by Walt.
    Patterson was Krivsky.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    So you are happy with this Hitting Coach and how he has developed the hitters here?
    MLB hitting coaches don't develop guys. By the time they get their hands on these guys, they are generally developed. The guys we expected to hit, have. The guys we expected not to, haven't. I can' see that going on the hitting coach one way or the other. Do you see him as failing to do something? If so, what.


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