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Postby Melo255 » Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:18 pm

Amazing, he only has 3 home runs since July 27th. What a bum. I traded for him July 12th and I can't tell you how dissapointing he has been. His BA hasn't been that bad but what a complete fade he has pulled since the beginning of the year. HE'S A BUM I TELL YA!
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:21 pm

Yeah he teased us at the start of the year, but overall, he's still doing well. Not as well lately, but overall, I'm happy. I'd be pissed if I traded for him when you did though :-b
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Postby warrick95 » Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:34 pm

3 year splits:

.290-.359-.535-53-196 before the break (972 AB)
.262-.325-.403-21-101 after the break (668 AB)

OPS and AVG don't lie...he hasn't been much of a player after the break 2001-2003.
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Postby strats36 » Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:51 pm

Yes, but looking at his career splits he usually picks it up in September.
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Postby hybrid » Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:20 am

When will people realize he falls apart after the All-Star break .... :-?
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:44 am

It's not the AS break. It's August. Last year he missed September, so it comes across that he's a first half player due to his overall lack of production after the AS break, but September he has an 813 OPS - not that bad, compared to his .694 OPS in August. Sure his best month is usually April, but all other months are usually at the same output, except for 2002 when he had a horrible August. This August was like that too but now in September he's back to being more like himself.

I don't know what it is about August, but it just kills him. Every other month seems to be fine....... I'll know for next year taht if I have another option, I'll use it. And according to Murphy's Law, and the law of averages, that will be the year that he evens out his lopsided monthly splits :*)
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Postby Madison » Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:45 am

I avoided him this year since I thought he would be overrated because of last year. 3B is/was awfully deep going into the year anyway, so I grabbed Tex, Mueller, Miguel Cabrera this year. Losing Pudge from the lineup wasn't going to help Lowell any this year either.
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:51 am

Also, Lo Duca should NOT be batting 3rd. Lowell's production would be a lot better if he was batting cleanup like he should be. Lo Duca's OBA is worse than M-Cab's and Lowell's, and his slugging is pretty good. 3rd is not a good spot.......... let the mashers with better OBA's bat 3rd and 4th. Lo Duca should be 5th at the most. And this isn't just from a disgruntled Lowell owner, it makes sense. Doesn't it?
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Re: Mike Lowell Sucks

Postby shortsavage » Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:16 am

Melo255 wrote:Amazing, he only has 3 home runs since July 27th. What a bum. I traded for him July 12th and I can't tell you how dissapointing he has been. His BA hasn't been that bad but what a complete fade he has pulled since the beginning of the year. HE'S A BUM I TELL YA!


You made a rookie mistake here ;-) . As mentioned previously, Lowell is one of the more notorious second half slumpers.
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:17 am

August! He's an August slumper, I tell ya! :-D
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