SuptownSpartans34 wrote: Red Stripe wrote:
Gotta admit I was wrong about him, I thought he'd take his usual second half slide.
Looked promising at first but boy was I wrong.
I still don't get why everyone predicted that he was gonna slide again. He's a young and very talented pitcher. Good job D-Train keep it goin'.
I don't really get it either, except that people have short/spotty memories.
There is no "usual" to speak of w/ D-Train. His "slide" only happened one year
, his rookie year. He didn't have enough history to speak of "usual" nor to offer any solid predictions either way.
The same thing happened in some debate about RJ vs Myers at midseason. Most everyone was so set on predicting a serious dropoff for Myers for pretty much the exact same (non-)reason while arguing that RJ will definitely do much better than Myers in the 2nd half. So far, Myers looks pretty similar to RJ in the 2nd half more or less along the lines I expected -- yes, there's a dropoff, but not to the degree that most naysayers claimed.
I also remember how people would say this stud or that stud is a notorious slow starter or the like, but if you check their career stats more carefully, you see it's mostly just bunk, myths and old wives' tales (and generally very poor analysis of the stats).