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  1. Eminor3rd

    CLE @ SOX, 7:10 PM Central

    That was an inspiring performance. Good for Carlos Rodon for reaching his peak throughout so much adversity.
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    CLE @ SOX, 7:10 PM Central

    Heater on the hands right here
  3. Eminor3rd

    CLE @ SOX, 7:10 PM Central

    lol getting the Livan Hernandez zone
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    CLE @ SOX, 7:10 PM Central

    I feel like it's always the play-by-play.
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    CLE @ SOX, 7:10 PM Central

    What? That would NEVER happen! ...because it isn't a save situation
  6. Eminor3rd

    CLE @ SOX, 7:10 PM Central

    I think the chicken souls still have to be in the meat though
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    CLE @ SOX, 7:10 PM Central

    I can't believe this thread is only 16 pages
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    Madrigal.

    Why wouldn't you put this in the thread that's about this?
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    I mean I agree this lineup sucks.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    That's true, but one could also argue that pitcher x loves the dudes on his team and believes in all of them, and such an argument wouldn't be any more or less likely.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    I know -- batting order is what I'm talking about. In the BBTN study, they found an average two win difference across "sabermetrically ideal" and the worst possible batting orders over their thousands of simulations or whatever. Of course, in real life, any single situation that occurs could be game-changing, but I think the point is that since you can't really control who is up in specific situations, over the time the effect regresses toward mean outcomes for all players, and the chief driver of the two win difference is that better players get more ABs in better lineups.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    I haven't read the article there, so I'm not saying you're lying, but every article on this that I HAVE read (including the most oft-cited one from Baseball Between the Numbers) concludes the difference to be roughly two wins over the least optimal lineup, not the average one, which is why people pretty much don't worry about it anymore. This article's conclusion is way different than everything I've seen over the years.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    I agree Vaughn is better and more important and needs ABs -- and I think he'll get them. I'm just saying that as of this game today, it's hard to argue that this is a case of "benching the starter in favor of a bench guy" given that Vaughn has yet to establish himself as the starter.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    Well, to be fair, given the injuries, Lamb is really the only certified "bench piece." You have to figure Williams is in a straight platoon with Vaughn at this point, and as bad as Williams is, it isn't like Vaughn has been forcing the issue.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    I understand that rotating bench pieces in is incredibly important for both the rest of the starters and the sharpness of the subs, and that sometimes that is going to mean sitting your best and/or hottest players. But, intuitively, I don't feel like games against your division rival's ace are the ones in which to do this. Especially with Yermin, who is only DH-ing. Even if you had to give him some rest, wouldn't both yesterday AND tomorrow be better choices?
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