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  1. 3 points
    It should, but not as important as his expected adjusted HNHZY-. Or even better, his Batting Leverage Opportunities With Massive Expectations, aka BLOWME. Very advanced stat there.
  2. 2 points
    Because most are college seniors who will never be drafted again so they aren't able to ask for more. They either take it or leave it and never get signed at all. And even then the lower amount is a huge improvement of what they were getting before so they take it. Yes there's a huge gap between 100,000 and 300,000 but if you weren't making much before then even the 100,000 is an excellent amount at this point so they take it.
  3. 2 points
    You can believe in whatever stats you want to believe in, I don't care what you enjoy. I choose to not use them because if a guy has a good HNHZY+, it doesn't mean much to me. I saw enough evidence of the faults in having so many stats when there became ways to prove any point about any player. You can use some 4 letter stat and show me why Player A is better than Player B. Then I can reference a five letter one with a plus sign next to it and prove the opposite. Totally cool that some people like them and believe in them though.
  4. 2 points
    No one is requiring anyone to understand advanced stats in order to enjoy baseball. In the same way I can enjoy the weather without a meteorology degree, you can certainly enjoy baseball without understanding why the teams shift the infield or bat Castro 4th. However, I don't expect my complaints about the weather to have much merit given I know very little about how clouds move or storms develop. This is a commonly held position, but also a straw man argument. Do you have any examples of the analytics community sharply dividing on the analysis of certain players or strategies? More often than not the opposite happens. Because most baseball analysts are using similar statistics and similar statistical methodologies and best practices, there tends to exist more consensus, bordering on echo chamber risks, than bitter disagreements. I can think of, in the last 15 years, maybe 3 or 4 hotly debated topics within the analytics community (aging curves, wOBA vs tAV, and a few other small ones). More often than not, new statistics created say similar things to the old ones -- xFIP, SIERA, and DRA all agree with FIP and even ERA that Clayton Kershaw is great. This of course is not say that a fella, let's call him Hodd Tollandsworth, can't dig up weird, useless, esoteric stats to build his own narratives. If today he feels like Rojas is clutch sometimes but not all times, he'll dig up Rojas's batting average with runners in scoring position during the last 3 day games. That's a split of a split of a split -- all using a 200-year-old statistic from when the game was VERY different. Hodd's stats? Yeah, those are utterly useless and a stain in the general baseball conversation.
  5. 1 point
    Thought this was worth sharing... Hat Club exclusive designs of MLB caps if they were in neon lights which really makes them all in the style of the Marlins' logo design... heavy on black with a vacant/more black middle of each logo to accentuate the colors of the outlines. Here are a few examples. Some are pretty cool and I think it kinda "proves" what the Marlins were going for and shows that it can work even if it's different and not for everyone. One more, there's a few retro versions as well and here's the Florida Marlins logo, not too much different since the F was already black in the middle anyways...
  6. 1 point
    This is nice. The 4 guys you have competing for the 5th spot should all be good enough on their own. Definitely seeing the depth now. Also we might still have a couple more who sneak into the picture by the time we're ready to compete.
  7. 1 point
    60 day DL for a back strain? Something sounds “fishy” here.
  8. 1 point
    Sure, I get that. But I also like our projected lineup better with another Top 100 in the fold. I have nothing against Caleb, but I think this is a prime chance to capture surplus value. Again, all hinging on the fact of a team willing to pay up. He will be 28/29 next year, and hasn’t thrown more than 77IP in a big league season to date. If someone wants to pay up for him, I’m all ears
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  10. 1 point
    Someone pointed it out on another forum. We've allowed the fewest runs in the NL East.
  11. 1 point
    I understand the value of pitching depth, but this is the reason I want to trade Caleb (with the assumption that his market value isn’t ridiculously low). If we could grab a top 75-100 prospect for him with some other intriguing bats, sign me up. You’re still looking at a 2020/2021 staff of - 1. Sixto 2. Pablo 3. Sandy 4. Gallen 5. Richards Depth - Yamamoto, Neidert, Garrett, Rogers, Cabrera. And that’s with Guzman and Holloway getting moved to the pen
  12. 1 point
    I wish those were my dreams, lucky you. I dream of weird stuff.
  13. 1 point
    Who else is dreaming of something like: 1. Sixto Sanchez 2. Caleb Smith 3. Zac Gallen 4. Trevor Richards 5. Braxton Garrett/Pablo Lopez/Sandy Alcantara/Jordan Yamamoto
  14. 1 point
    There's no way they can sign all the draft picks from this year. The Marlins can only sign the ones that they drafted.
  15. 1 point
    I think at this point granderson should be DFA and they might as well bring brinson back up. If you're going to have an OFer hitting below .200 at least brinson plays better defense. Castro should be moved down in the lineup too. Let ramirez or alfaro hit 4th.
  16. 1 point
    Shouldn't need to take a calculus class to enjoy baseball
  17. 1 point
    So on fangraphs they point you towards Baseball Reference?
  18. 1 point
    They are, but I don't think the world needs so many.
  19. 1 point
    I could be wrong, but I think that means both sides can agree to renew the deal for up to 10 years. Each renewal would be for 5 years. This coming after the initial 35 years.
  20. 1 point
    it's only illegal if you get caught and convicted - he'd probably have a chance to make that debut as the justice system moves slowly
  21. 1 point
    I agree with this 100% BUT, we have that whole 90% humidity problem.
  22. 1 point
    Something Marlins Park suffers a great deal from. And I’m not talking good noise (home fans cheering). I’m talking incessant noise created by a DJ (a fucking DJ at a ballpark?!?!?!?!) and noises created by a production team.
  23. 1 point
    I wish it was just a traditional ballpark experience. Keep the walkup songs and mid inning organ, drop the dancers, spanglish, mid inning games/segements, and latin music. If the team sucks then so be it. Obviously that needs to be fixed, but all the nonsense on the side is a slap in the face. Just let me watch my shitty team in peace.
  24. 1 point
    I think what SilverBullet is trying to say is, if you go to Marlins Park Mon-Wed and they’re playing Cubs/Cardinals/Yankees/Mets/Dodgers/Braves/Phillies/Red Sox, don’t expect to feel like you’re at a Miami Marlins home game.

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