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Postby warrick95 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:07 pm

The announcers have talked about how a lot of the foul ground in Dodger Stadium has been turned into seats...approximately ten rows or so on both the 1B and 3B sides. That is something that I did not hear about at all this offseason. This could be bad for someone like myself who drafted LAD pitchers (traditionally strong) in drafts.

The games have gone 11-10, 5-4, and tonight's matchup is already at 5-5.

Is this a trend of things to come, or just too small a sample size? Traditionally, how much does that alteration of foul ground usually matter?
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:10 pm

Well, it is just one example, but tonight Horacio Ramirez led off the 3rd inning against Odalis Perez and popped a ball into the 2nd row on the 3rd base side. This ball would have been catchable in the past few years, but not anymore.

Anyways, he went on to single in his AB, starting the 5 run rally.

So yes, you are right, there is something to worry about here.

On the other hand, maybe they'll get some more run support....but I think I'd rather have the better ratios. :-o
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Postby warrick95 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:15 pm

Yeah...and knowing Odalis Perez's temperamental self, I think that hit led the chain reaction of 5 runs. He was on his stuff early, but has the mental strength of a 2 year old.

^my sleeper pick. And Brad Penny. :-t
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:16 pm

I was high on Perez too, but I'm going to have a short leash with him given the recent stadium changes. Another night or two like tonight and he's gone. This is getting painful. :-t :-t
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Postby warrick95 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:20 pm

Horacio Ramirez is 2/2. I feel like shooting myself. That bunt on 0-2 was gross.
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:21 pm

Thank goodness they're pulling him. What a freakin pansy. He reminds me exactly of Carlos Zambrano out there on the mound the way he acts like a baby.

I'm soooo close to dropping him already. That stadium change is really going to hurt him. Average numbers all around would be lucky this year for him, IMO.
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Postby giants! » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:28 pm

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Postby warrick95 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:39 pm

slomo007 wrote:Thank goodness they're pulling him. What a freakin pansy. He reminds me exactly of Carlos Zambrano out there on the mound the way he acts like a baby.

I'm soooo close to dropping him already. That stadium change is really going to hurt him. Average numbers all around would be lucky this year for him, IMO.


I'd see more of the stadium at work before making a move. This ERA and WHIP hole are huge. Bedard got lit too for me. Only positive of tonight is that Papelbon closed out the game against Texas and I have him on my bench.

And my hitters are still hibernating. :-t
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Postby beltrans_boy » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:49 pm

Perez will be fine. Penny will be fine. It's a 3 game sample at the beginning of the season, people. Discussing park effects after 3 games is ridiculous. It takes years of data to analyze this stuff with any confidence.

It's 1 start. Don't read ANYTHING into it.
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:50 pm

So, adding 20 rows of seats will not have a negative affect?

Perez is borderline to begin with, considering he's a big injury risk. So this really hurts his value, IMO. Penny, I agree, is worth being patient with.
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