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Is it safe to drop Dempster for Borowski at this point?

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Is it safe to dump Dempster for Borowski?

Yes
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No
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Situation too unclear, stay with Dempster for now
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5%
Situation too unclear, but I'd rather have Borowski
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52%
 
Total votes : 21

Postby LBJackal » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:24 pm

orange12 wrote:
LBJackal wrote:And Sosa? He didn't want to paly there, they didn't want him to play there, and also he sucks. Getting rid of him was also the right decision.


LOL. Thirteen years of being the crowd favorite and one of the few bright spots for the Cubs and all of a sudden he sucks and was never wanted.


That's right. He's old, K's too much, can't get on base, and only swings for the fences. And he doens't realize this and still insists he's "earned" being the cleanup hitter. Yeah, just like Corey Patterson has earned being the leadoff hitter. Sorry, he's extremely overpaid and getting rid of him was the right thing to do. What he did in the past is irrelevent to how good he is now.

As for Rusch, you all laugh now, but when he has a better ERA than Maddux, Clement, and many other pitchers who get more press, you won't be laughing. The past 2 years he's been great. Say what you want about his ERA in 2003 he pitched good that year.

I don't even like the Cubs but it turns out that I'm defending them.... ah well.

As for the closer situation, it's Borowski's job and Dempster sucks so I don't know why anybody would want him instead of Borowski.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:30 pm

OK, so just how does a guy pitch 123.1 IPs in 2003 with:

6.42 ERA and 1.75 WHIP giving up an incrdedible 171 hits in those 123 IPs really pitch well. If that is pitching well, then Jose Contreras must be Cy Young.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:34 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:OK, so just how does a guy pitch 123.1 IPs in 2003 with:

6.42 ERA and 1.75 WHIP giving up an incrdedible 171 hits in those 123 IPs really pitch well. If that is pitching well, then Jose Contreras must be Cy Young.


His luck-neutral ERA was about 4.02 in 2003. I'd explain, but somehow I think you're already made your mind up so it's pointless.
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Postby orange12 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:47 pm

Luck-Neutral, I'm intrigued please explain.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:55 pm

Luck neutral, AKA what his ERA should have been given his team defense, home park, K's, BB's, and HR's. I have a long formula for it that I typed out in another thread, I think it was about Bonderman. I'll go find it... OK here it is.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:02 pm

LOL...so can you impart unto us the great formula for how Alan Embree is a good choice for closer or do you not subscribe to the Jamesian cult of stat nonsense?
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:04 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:LOL...so can you impart unto us the great formula for how Alan Embree is a good choice for closer or do you not subscribe to the Jamesian cult of stat nonsense?


Yeah, I figured it'd be a waste of time trying to explain something to you.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:10 pm

LOL...sure whatever...he really isn't a bad pitcher...that near 7 ERA and 1.7 WHIP was alll bad luck...please with a 123 IP sample size too. He was really Maddux out there if not for the bad defense, the park, the time of day, the color of the sky, a bad lunch....yada yada yada. If the computer formula says so it can;t be wrong...just ask the weatherman.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:16 pm

You don't win many championships do you?
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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:27 pm

If you say so..or does the computer?... your equations predict that too? If so they would be equally wrong. Must be a formula for it based on the phases of the moon and the orientation of tea leaves somewhere.

Glendon Rusch in 2003 was really a good pitcher...just 171 hits in 123 IP unlucky (not to mention the 40 someodd walks)...oh they were unlucky too. Pretty funny stuff.

But you are right about one thing...this is pointless.
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