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Postby xeifrank » Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:26 pm

http://mikesrants.baseballtoaster.com/a ... 57311.html

Great article about run scoring and which stats correlate the best with it. Also, knocks down the myth about how stolen bases are making a comeback.

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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:58 pm

Only thing is that it seems like mine is the only team that isn't getting any fluke SB right now. I mean, Vinny stole 2 in one game?!? But my speedsters are the ones that are helping to prove that the SB is not making a comeback.
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Postby Cooner » Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:31 pm

i'm very sure I lead most of my leagues in the caught stealing category...
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Postby matmat » Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:39 pm

it was sad to watch the dodgers get three straitght hits the other game and not get anything to show for it, not even a play at the plate highlight -- izturis ( i think it was ) got caught stealing second... steals suck.
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Postby xeifrank » Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:54 pm

matmat wrote:it was sad to watch the dodgers get three straitght hits the other game and not get anything to show for it, not even a play at the plate highlight -- izturis ( i think it was ) got caught stealing second... steals suck.


Yeah, I saw that too. Looked like either Izturis or Choi missed a signal (hit n run) and the Dodgers got nothing to show for three singles in a row. Why don't the Dodgers just go ahead and make DePodesta the Manager/GM. Or perhaps put an inflateable Jim Tracy doll in the dugout.

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Postby matmat » Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:30 pm

xeifrank wrote:Or perhaps put an inflateable Jim Tracy doll in the dugout.

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i thought they already did...
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Postby AcidRock23 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:03 pm

Interesting article...I'm inclined to think that SB may be on the way out. At the same time though, while the Cards' lineup trashed the Cubs repeatedly last year, their most BOTHERSOME player was often Tony Womack jogging around to third BEFORE Big AL and his collegues even got up to the plate.
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Postby Darkie Satchels » Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:05 am

Matos stole 4 times last week bringing his total to 7 already. I think the art is making a comeback and should. It's great strategy that (read: Dusty Baker) some managers should empliment when they have speedsters on the team. It totally rocks a pitchers concentration.
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Postby KolbSaves » Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:54 am

Darkie Satchels wrote:Matos stole 4 times last week bringing his total to 7 already. I think the art is making a comeback and should. It's great strategy that (read: Dusty Baker) some managers should empliment when they have speedsters on the team. It totally rocks a pitchers concentration.

How is it making a comeback when steal attempts are down or even the last few years?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:02 am

KolbSaves wrote:
Darkie Satchels wrote:Matos stole 4 times last week bringing his total to 7 already. I think the art is making a comeback and should. It's great strategy that (read: Dusty Baker) some managers should empliment when they have speedsters on the team. It totally rocks a pitchers concentration.

How is it making a comeback when steal attempts are down or even the last few years?
Didn't you read his post? Steals are making a comeback cause Matos stole 4 times last week. Gosh! ;-7 :-D
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