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Captain Crash wrote:Amazinz wrote:It may be backwards logic from your perspective. But Howe is far less aggressive when the offense is struggling. Two, it depends on what side of the fence you sit on concerning how valuable SBs are and how detrimental they can be to weak offenses.
Huh? What? This is absolute horsecrap. I disagree completely with both points, and I don't think most people will even need me to explain why.
Hyde wrote:First off, Japanese players are over hyped. Until they play a year in MLB, you really don't know what to expect. Hedeki Matsui hit tons of homers in Japan and he can barely hit more home runs than Luis Castillo.
Hyde wrote:I don't care how many bags Kaz stole in Japan, until he starts stealing in MLB, I have to think he won't steal many.
Hyde wrote:If Kaz is actually fast and Art Howe isn't running him, then Art Howe should be fired tomorrow, if you have speed on the bases you sure as hell use it.
Melo255 wrote:No explanation needed. Your right, it is horsecrap.
Melo255 wrote:I also offer my own apology. I get a bit nasty when the sun goes down, maybe I'm a vampire, it would explain things. I'll explain my opinion very quickly. I don't understand how it can detrimental to a weak offense to have stolen bases. I understand this is just my opinion yet I cannot grasp how runners turning singles into doubles and getting themselves in scoring position is detrimental...unless you mean the occasional caught stealing which would obviously take a potential run off of the basepaths. I don't know much of anything about Howe but almost every major league club runs more when their offense is struggling not vice-versa. Maybe he just goes by a different set of ideas but it seems to me that this runs in the face of established tried and true management tactics-namely creating scoring oppurtunities and trying to eliminate the oh so annoying double play possibility. Granted different teams have different opinions on the value ob the SB. Florida obviously loves it and it works great for them. Boston and New York don't have much need for it due to home run power at almost every position 1-9 in the lineup but even these clubs use it when the situation presents itself, for example in an extra innings game when one run is all you need or something like Pedro vs Brown where runs are almost impossible to come by. I've about lost track of where I was going with this and I'm too tired to read through it all and steer myself back. My apologies again and I hope this explains my crude first post position.
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