j7 wrote:stabone76 wrote:first of all, walking a SB guy isnt the answer (okay i know that wasnt your point) and as far as (pitchers learn a quicker approach to home plate or something) i think that would involve throwing faster and if they could, i like to think they would already be doing it.
well like i said.. i think pierre will do great again. But, if i was a manager or pitching coach .. i would have some of my guys learn a quicker approach to home plate just for guys like pierre (i'm sure there's a few pitchers that he doesn't run on because they are fast to the plate, and some that he loves taking advantage of.. those are the guys i would work on). i would keep trying till they get better at it. i would also try to learn how to make him hit fly balls.. take away the ground-ball singles. i think pierre's running game is that important. he was the catalyst of their offense last year, and was a huge reason they won it all.. so if i could slow that weapon down, i would. teams go out of their way to learn some specialized feilding-shift for Giambi, and even though Giambi's hampered with injury, i still think that had an effect on his production... (especially if EVERY team adopted it, it must be working) .. so i'm just wondering if teams might do something special for Pierre .. i hope not
and Erboes, people hate me for this, but your the exact type of manager i like to veto. you probly make perfectly fair trades, but if theres one that makes you a lock for 1st place.. then i have no choice but to VETO .. i wish more managers would do that (makes it more competitive)
I think its poor sportsmanship to veto just because you cant beat someone, if its a fair trade