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  • #46
    Originally posted by filihok View Post
    That's fine. Not everyone thinks the same things are fun.

    If you think that there's a front office in major leagues that doesn't use advanced stats though, you're wrong.
    Well the Minnesota Twins don't seem to know much about "advanced stats".

    http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/po...t-sabermetrics

    With the Twin's recent demise it seems they are getting criticized for not using sabermetrics.

    http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_2...thods-dont-add
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    • #47
      Originally posted by filihok View Post
      If you think that there's a front office in major leagues that doesn't use advanced stats though, you're wrong.
      Never said that. I'm sure they all do to one degree or another. I would be curious to know to how GM's factor in advanced stats into the decision making process though.
      “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
        Well the Minnesota Twins don't seem to know much about "advanced stats".

        http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/po...t-sabermetrics

        With the Twin's recent demise it seems they are getting criticized for not using sabermetrics.

        http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_2...thods-dont-add
        http://twinsdaily.com/1278-where-twi...-analysis.html
        When asked how he feels that the outsider perception of the Twins’ use of statistical analysis is behind the rest of the game, Jack Goin, the team’s Manager of Major League Administration and Baseball Research, simply replied “That’s fine.”

        Goin cites the St. Louis Cardinals as an example of how he wants his operations to be viewed. Whereas teams like Tampa, Cleveland, Boston and New York have been well-known and forthright about their endeavors into the statistical world, the Cardinals have been extremely stealth yet very much active in research. If it were up to him, he would just as rather have people continuing to overlook the team while they continue to improve.

        One way in which they have progressed in just a few shorts years is that Goin has turned to MLBAM’s Pitch F/X system – a relative unknown to the staff as recently has 2010 – when attempting to analyze potential free agent pitchers.

        “We used it just a few weeks ago on a free agent pitcher we were looking at. We were talking about his sinker and trying to figure out what’s going on with it. He had been injured the last few years and we were trying to figure out where that sinker is in terms of when it was really good and where it is now. So we looked at it and tried to figure out how much vertical break was on it and how much horizontal break was on it and tried to distinguish some of the contact rates.”

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        • #49
          Got to hear the Twins are finally embracing new ways of doing business.
          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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          • #50
            Man, I really wish the Giants could pry outfielder Adam Eaton from the Arizona D-Backs. The D-Backs, apparently, are not sold on Eaton as a everyday regular. But the kid can really play. Come on Brian Sabean, get Adam Eaton!

            http://www.minorleagueball.com/2012/...a-diamondbacks

            http://mlb.sbnation.com/2012/9/4/329...rospect-roster
            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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            • #51
              Heard an interview with Mattingly on Friday, two tidbits were fun...

              First, Mattingly said the first time he saw Lasorda after being hired, Tommy told him "Whatever you do, beat the *bleeping* Giants"

              And when questioned about the playing the Giants at Mays Field, Donnie said "Those fans up there are nuts"

              LOL, we fans must be doing something right I guess
              Last edited by KHenry14; 01-13-2013, 06:33 PM.
              “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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              • #52
                In case nobody's seen it yet, here's Buster's MLB The Show commercial. Got a good laugh from it.

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBSx_...ature=youtu.be
                “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                • #53
                  Just a reminder, there has never been a National League team in history to win 3 world series in 4 years
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                  • #54
                    As with every spring training, a few kids stand out. today some scribes were praising this kid Mac Williamson, a kid I'd never heard of. So I looked up his stats http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats...pbp&pid=607776 and he did well in short league A ball. Scribes were commenting specifically on his power, which is never a bad thing.

                    Anyway, anyone know anything about him?
                    “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by KHenry14 View Post
                      As with every spring training, a few kids stand out. today some scribes were praising this kid Mac Williamson, a kid I'd never heard of. So I looked up his stats http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats...pbp&pid=607776 and he did well in short league A ball. Scribes were commenting specifically on his power, which is never a bad thing.

                      Anyway, anyone know anything about him?
                      Some scouting reports.

                      http://obsessivegiantscompulsive.blo...illiamson.html

                      http://www.scoutingbook.com/players/p3139

                      Baseball America ranked him as the #236 prospect but the Giants drafted him at #115 in 2012.

                      Drafted with the #115 overall pick by San Francisco Giants and signed for $390,000
                      While offense in college baseball has trended down with the new bats, Williamson's power has trended up. In 181 at-bats as a redshirt junior, Williamson had 17 home runs and a .608 slugging percentage. He puts out plus-plus raw power from his 6-foot-4, 240-pound frame. It comes with some swing-and-miss and scouts have reservations about his ability to hit, but he has toned down his strikeouts a little this season and walked at a solid rate. He plays center field for Wake Forest and runs well, but he fits best in right. He has a strong arm that would profile fine there.
                      He's a big kid, 6'4", 240 lbs. If he's assigned to San Jose I'm definitely going to go check him out. A big time right handed power hitter is sorely needed at AT&T Park.

                      Mac Williamson 1a.jpg
                      Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 03-20-2013, 01:01 PM.
                      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                      • #56
                        Looks like you will get your wish Wags, Williamson is on his way to San Jose.


                        BTW, it needs to be mentioned, Brandon Belt is hitting out of his mind right now. A Bondsian 1.344 OPS???? 4-4 today with 2 hrs?? Sure it's still ST, But boy, it makes you want the season to start today!!
                        “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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