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Postby nsulham » Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:47 pm

How about that, Manny gets his 8th assist tonight to tie him for the ML lead.

Just wanted to give the guy some love since he always gets blasted for his defense (and rightfully so most times).

Of course someone will now prove to me that defensive assists aren't statistically a good thing or something like that and I'll look like a moron but it won't be the first time and sure as hell not the last :-b

Go Manny ;-D
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Postby reznorsboy » Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:58 pm

Outfeild assists are a good stat. You have to be able to gun it from the outfield and have your throw right on the money to get a guy out.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:05 pm

Ah...if you have a good arm, they do not run on you in the first place. Not too many guys trying to go 1st to third on Vladdy. They do not respect Manny. Why should they? This is the same guy that playing RF during the ALCS with Cleveland against the Yanks jumped for a ball at the wall in right only to see the ball hit the dirt on the warning track on front of him.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:07 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:Ah...if you have a good arm, they do not run on you in the first place. Not too many guys trying to go 1st to third on Vladdy. They do not respect Manny. Why should they? This is the same guy that playing RF during the ALCS with Cleveland against the Yanks jumped for a ball at the wall in right only to see the ball hit the dirt on the warning track on front of him.


yes this is a good point. but this is still a very suprising stat considering were talking manny here. :-°
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Postby jimmyvegas » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:01 pm

i've said it before, i'll say it again...many is far from great, but at this point in his career he's also far from the terrible outfielder people think he is. this is thanks in part to the limited area in left field at fenway, manny has really adapted to playing there. he also has the quickest release of any outfielder in the american league, i read on one scouting website, and this is being proven evident by the assist totals
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Postby blankman » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:34 pm

I'd think Matsui has to be up there for quick releases. Can't say I've watched that part of Manny's game. If true, at least he does something well in the field.
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Postby Mustangs989 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:58 pm

Manny does have a pretty quick release from what I've seen. But for the most part TheYanks04 is right. Not many people will challenge someone like Vlad or Ichiro so they won't have many assists. While someone like Manny who isn't known for his defense, teams will be more likely to run on him.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:51 am

Mustangs989 wrote:Manny does have a pretty quick release from what I've seen. But for the most part TheYanks04 is right. Not many people will challenge someone like Vlad or Ichiro so they won't have many assists. While someone like Manny who isn't known for his defense, teams will be more likely to run on him.


i agree here. ;-D

manny's assist tonight was a big mistake by willy mo IMO...the reds were down 6-0 with griffey on first...the reds needed base runners...pena should have stayed on 1st no matter who was out there in the OF for BOS...esp with dunn on deck.
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Postby gabenterprises » Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:51 am

Well, he does have a damn good arm, we can all agree on that. It's his decision making that's suspect. But, he's a great all around athlete, even if he makes some boners, and I like to see some respect. ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:53 am

If he wins a gold glove I'll wear a bag on my avatar all next season
I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
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