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Re: AL MVP. Mike Trout show?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:22 pm

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In a very small sample of watching MCab play 3rd base, it shocks me that players don't just continuously bunt at him.


Because it's not actually that easy to lay down a perfect bunt down the 3rd base line. There would be too many cases of the pitcher or catcher fielding it to make it worthwhile.


Doesn't have to be perfect if you have any speed. Just get it by the pitcher and you have a good shot.
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AL MVP. Mike Trout show?

Postby lastingsgriller » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:43 pm

Do you think mcab could get mike trout out if he bunted down the 3rd base line?

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Re: AL MVP. Mike Trout show?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:45 am

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In a very small sample of watching MCab play 3rd base, it shocks me that players don't just continuously bunt at him.


Because it's not actually that easy to lay down a perfect bunt down the 3rd base line. There would be too many cases of the pitcher or catcher fielding it to make it worthwhile.


Doesn't have to be perfect if you have any speed. Just get it by the pitcher and you have a good shot.


Still not that easy. The success rate for bunting for a hit is so much lower than a sacrifice, because there's no wiggle room. It's hard enough to get a bunt down, but to make sure you get it past the pitcher, but don't hit it hard enough that it's effectively just a weak grounder to the 3B or SS is actually really difficult. It's even more so when you consider that the pitche could be high or a breaking ball, both of which are extremely difficult to bunt at all.
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Re: AL MVP. Mike Trout show?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:53 pm

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Re: AL MVP. Mike Trout show?

Postby mweir145 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:17 pm

They got it wrong...no surprise. For their next act, they'll keep the best player to ever play the game out of the hall of fame.
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AL MVP. Mike Trout show?

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:48 pm

Chris Davis was robbed.
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Re: AL MVP. Mike Trout show?

Postby thedude » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:38 pm

I'm not surprised Cabrera won. I am surprised that only six guys voted for Trout (one of the ESPNs, Yahoo Sports, the two Boston writers, one of the Tampas, and one of the LAs). Interestingly, three of the four writers who work for websites voted for Trout.
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