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Postby DbacksRback » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:32 pm

Im actually very glad the Phillies didnt go after him considering the price
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:10 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:i relate it to no pressure situations (i.e. you havent had any work in 4 days, we're up/down by 4/5 runs, go get some work in)...are you really going to give your best effort in those situations?

If a player doesn't put his best effort every time he steps on the field, he's not worth $11 million.
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:32 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:i relate it to no pressure situations (i.e. you havent had any work in 4 days, we're up/down by 4/5 runs, go get some work in)...are you really going to give your best effort in those situations?

If a player doesn't put his best effort every time he steps on the field, he's not worth $11 million.


That's irrelevant, Neato. What's wrong with not giving full, absolute 100 percent effort when your team is up by 4 or 5 runs in the last inning? It's basically a glorified bullpen session with the only caveat being you could absolutely implode and lose the game.
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:08 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:i relate it to no pressure situations (i.e. you havent had any work in 4 days, we're up/down by 4/5 runs, go get some work in)...are you really going to give your best effort in those situations?

If a player doesn't put his best effort every time he steps on the field, he's not worth $11 million.


That's irrelevant, Neato. What's wrong with not giving full, absolute 100 percent effort when your team is up by 4 or 5 runs in the last inning? It's basically a glorified bullpen session with the only caveat being you could absolutely implode and lose the game.

Wait, what?
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:47 pm

i'm tellin ya... rodney gets no respect from the cafe... no respect
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:08 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:i'm tellin ya... rodney gets no respect from the cafe... no respect

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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby kab21 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:58 pm

The problem with this whole 'non-save situation' is that you are looking at a ridiculously small sample size. In 2008 (and over his career) he has been better in low leverage situations than high leverage situations for example.

Because of sample size issues I'm not really convinced of any of this 'does terrible in non-save situtations' mumbo jumbo. Based on his career, his season overall last year is pretty much what you would expect from him. It just happened to be lucky for the Tigers that he blew up in non-save situations.
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:40 am

Neato Torpedo wrote:
AquaMan2342 wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:If a player doesn't put his best effort every time he steps on the field, he's not worth $11 million.


That's irrelevant, Neato. What's wrong with not giving full, absolute 100 percent effort when your team is up by 4 or 5 runs in the last inning? It's basically a glorified bullpen session with the only caveat being you could absolutely implode and lose the game.

Wait, what?


Most of the time, the only reason a guy like Rodney is brought in to pitch in a non-save situation is when he hasn't thrown in 4 or 5 days. They are just trying to work out his arm and get him some work. This often times leads to maybe giving up a few hits and a run or two. I don't think it's nearly as big a deal as you make it out to be, and the fact that there have never been questions about his work ethic makes the fact that LAA is paying him 11 million irrelevant because it must not be an issue.
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:50 pm

Alright, then I'm going back to my original theory, where Rodney's work ethic is fine but he just sucks, and he's still not worth $11 million. :-D
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Re: Rodney to the Angels...

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:45 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Alright, then I'm going back to my original theory, where Rodney's work ethic is fine but he just sucks, and he's still not worth $11 million. :-D


I can agree with that. I'm definitely glad Detroit didn't overpay to resign him. ;-D
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