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Postby Geek » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:10 pm

A-Rod can't hit high fastballs anymore. That severely diminishes his postseason value, and indeed his value in key situations.

That scouting report is widely known at this point, so the Yanks would be wise to get as much value for him as they can.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:22 pm

Geek wrote:A-Rod can't hit high fastballs anymore. That severely diminishes his postseason value, and indeed his value in key situations.

That scouting report is widely known at this point, so the Yanks would be wise to get as much value for him as they can.


No one can hit High Fastballs...you aren't supposed to swing at them.

Vladdy is about the only person I know who can turn around a "high" fastball.

IMO as a ball player is that Arod takes to many pitches. Pitches put two down the middle on him and he takes them both.

Here's a guy that seems to always get a first pitch knee high fastball which he can hammer. Yet he takes it every time.

The next pitch is usually an outside curve or slider which he fouls off.

They then come back with the high fastball.

If I'm Arod I start hacking at first pitch fastballs.
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Postby Geek » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:23 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Geek wrote:A-Rod can't hit high fastballs anymore. That severely diminishes his postseason value, and indeed his value in key situations.

That scouting report is widely known at this point, so the Yanks would be wise to get as much value for him as they can.


No one can hit High Fastballs...you aren't supposed to swing at them.

Vladdy is about the only person I know who can turn around a "high" fastball.

IMO as a ball player is that Arod takes to many pitches. Pitches put two down the middle on him and he takes them both.

Here's a guy that seems to always get a first pitch knee high fastball which he can hammer. Yet he takes it every time.

The next pitch is usually an outside curve or slider which he fouls off.

They then come back with the high fastball.

If I'm Arod I start hacking at first pitch fastballs.


I'm talking about high strikes. Throw it above his waist with enough zip, and he's not much of a threat.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:27 pm

Geek wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Geek wrote:A-Rod can't hit high fastballs anymore. That severely diminishes his postseason value, and indeed his value in key situations.

That scouting report is widely known at this point, so the Yanks would be wise to get as much value for him as they can.


No one can hit High Fastballs...you aren't supposed to swing at them.

Vladdy is about the only person I know who can turn around a "high" fastball.

IMO as a ball player is that Arod takes to many pitches. Pitches put two down the middle on him and he takes them both.

Here's a guy that seems to always get a first pitch knee high fastball which he can hammer. Yet he takes it every time.

The next pitch is usually an outside curve or slider which he fouls off.

They then come back with the high fastball.

If I'm Arod I start hacking at first pitch fastballs.


I'm talking about high strikes. Throw it above his waist with enough zip, and he's not much of a threat.


Above the waist is a ball.

He swings at bad pitches. Thats his problem
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Postby Geek » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:31 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Geek wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Geek wrote:A-Rod can't hit high fastballs anymore. That severely diminishes his postseason value, and indeed his value in key situations.

That scouting report is widely known at this point, so the Yanks would be wise to get as much value for him as they can.


No one can hit High Fastballs...you aren't supposed to swing at them.

Vladdy is about the only person I know who can turn around a "high" fastball.

IMO as a ball player is that Arod takes to many pitches. Pitches put two down the middle on him and he takes them both.

Here's a guy that seems to always get a first pitch knee high fastball which he can hammer. Yet he takes it every time.

The next pitch is usually an outside curve or slider which he fouls off.

They then come back with the high fastball.

If I'm Arod I start hacking at first pitch fastballs.


I'm talking about high strikes. Throw it above his waist with enough zip, and he's not much of a threat.


Above the waist is a ball.

He swings at bad pitches. Thats his problem



The Strike Zone is defined as that area over homeplate the [upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the hollow beneath the kneecap. The Strike Zone shall be determined from the batter's stance as the batter is prepared to swing at a pitched ball


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Postby acsguitar » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:50 pm

Geek wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Geek wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Geek wrote:A-Rod can't hit high fastballs anymore. That severely diminishes his postseason value, and indeed his value in key situations.

That scouting report is widely known at this point, so the Yanks would be wise to get as much value for him as they can.


No one can hit High Fastballs...you aren't supposed to swing at them.

Vladdy is about the only person I know who can turn around a "high" fastball.

IMO as a ball player is that Arod takes to many pitches. Pitches put two down the middle on him and he takes them both.

Here's a guy that seems to always get a first pitch knee high fastball which he can hammer. Yet he takes it every time.

The next pitch is usually an outside curve or slider which he fouls off.

They then come back with the high fastball.

If I'm Arod I start hacking at first pitch fastballs.


I'm talking about high strikes. Throw it above his waist with enough zip, and he's not much of a threat.


Above the waist is a ball.

He swings at bad pitches. Thats his problem



The Strike Zone is defined as that area over homeplate the [upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the hollow beneath the kneecap. The Strike Zone shall be determined from the batter's stance as the batter is prepared to swing at a pitched ball


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Thats great that officially thats the strike zone...but its never called above the belt.
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Postby Geek » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:53 pm

Well, we've been watching different games then.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:54 pm

Geek wrote:Well, we've been watching different games then.


Right I watch professional baseball and you watch little league :-D


j/k

Seriously though. You don't have to swing at high fastballs most of the time they are balls
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Who is the NEW Yankee 1B/3B?

Postby wrveres » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:31 pm

Ok, so pretty much every fan of every MLB team, except the Yankees, they are kind split on the subject, anyways we all agree that 8-Rod must leave town now.

this could have huge Fantasy Implications, not just for 8-rod if he is moved back to SS, but for who ever comes in to don the pinstripes.

Now, I was looking at the new lineup card provided to us by Geek, and its obvious it has to be a power bat cus he will need to break up some of those lefthanders so that means he will need to hit in the heart of the order. So we need

A) a RH bat,
B) one who can hit a ball above his thighs,
C) is not pretty,
D) and must score better than 17th in the MVP voting during his off years.

(C) is going to limit things a bit. I mean we can rule out Spiezio right now ..

but heres the lineup

Geek wrote:
1--Damon, (LH)CF
2--Jeter, (RH) SS
3--Abreu, (LH) RF
4--Giambi (LH)/Eduardo Perez (RH) DH
5--Matsui, (LH) LF
6--Posada, (RH) C
7--Cano, (LH) 2b
8--1b
9--3b

1. Wangs
2. Unit
3. Litle?
4. Wright!
5. ????? According to Geek, the only possible suitor is the Cubs. Now I know it won't be the popular choice, but I am leaning towards Kerry Wood here, anybody else? ... 8-Rod for Wood, thoughts?


of course Kerry and Williams are both FA's, so Steinbrenner could just buy a Woody :-D

So there you go.

Who is the New Yankee 1B/3B?
this could be a huge boost in somebodies value.
Aaron Boone is a FA. I imagine his stock should be bumped a tad, hes familar with the team and loved by all.

any others?
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Postby RJ24VC15 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:36 pm

Lock Please.
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