Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Best Way To Evaluate Players.....Runs!

Pregame, Tigers/Angels, Joe Morgan

Curtis Granderson's return has been huge for the Tigers. In the first 21 games of this season, the Tigers' leadoff man has scored 3 runs. In the 4 games since Granderson's been back, he's scored 8 runs.

I'm not going to argue with you. I'm just going to give you completely irrelevant statistics right now, you know, just in an attempt to change the subject.

Placido Polanco OBP, through Apr 22: .292

Tigers' 2-hole hitter OBP, Apr 23-26: .526

Okay, back on topic now.....it's crazy what a difference Granderson makes, isn't it?

15 comments:

Andrew said...

Yeah um, I hate Joe and all, but the question was "Joe, if you were to TAKE AGE OUT OF THE EQUATION and pick between Miguel Cabrera and Vladimir Guerrero as the one player to build a team around, which would you choose?"

Joe may actually have been right here for once.

larry b said...

A little argumentative tonight, are we, Andrew? Did PNoles edit the piece after you put that comment up, or are you just kind of lashing out at nothing? Not picking on you, just trying to make sense of all this madness.

dan-bob said...

I'm guessing the label?

Andrew said...

The post he had up before had nothing to do with the one that's up there now. Pnoles is just making me look like a Joe loving assbag.

I can't believe I was able to defend Joe - I almost feel like I'm in prison and I just had my first cockmeat sandwich.

Argumentative = bad day of online poker + boredom + killer hangover.

Anonymous said...

A sports journalism criticism site is going to criticize a reader for being argumentative? Pot, kettle, black, so forth.

larry b said...

Yes, anonymous, the irony is not lost on us.

Patrick said...
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pnoles said...

Andrew....you're a poker player? Have i sat with you?

I promise, no one thinks you're a Joe-loving assbag :p.

To clarify, I wrote something about Joe saying that Vlad would be a better player to build a team around than Cabrera and went off primarily because of Vlad's age. Andrew pointed out that I misheard the question on TV and that they added "if you take age out of the equation". I'd still take Cabrera, but Joe's no longer insane for saying Vlad.

Bengoodfella said...

Ok, I think the question is fucking stupid then. I hate it when people ask a question and then take the most important variable out of it. If you took age and time of death out of the equation, would you rather have David Wright or Ted Williams to build a team around?

Ok, maybe not that extreme but age is still a pretty important variable.

Andrew said...

PNoles - I play pretty much only on Full Tilt now, kinda done with Stars - my name on FTP is Mamasan80, JeromeTurner on Stars.

You?

pnoles said...

My name on stars is just "pnoles". What stakes you play?

Andrew said...

Generally an MTT player - $75 and up.

Used to play a lot of 5/10 Omaha, but the swings were just too much.

larry b said...

Ben- If you took how it tasted out of the equation, would you rather eat pizza or ice cream?

Andrew and PNoles- Just move to Massachusetts and get married already.

larry b said...
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pnoles said...

ewwwww mtts = time vomit