Ex Indians update

Do Not Sell My Personal Information

sportscoach

Snarly's Gaming Rival!!
Joined
Dec 8, 2016
Messages
7,309
Reaction score
3,017
Points
113
When is a bunt a good thing except in a specific late game winnning or tying situation?

I mean early in the game, 1st person gets a double, then second person puts him to third with a bunt and then next person gets a hit or sac fly.. is there anything wrong with that sequence?

Also if there is a shift on, then knowing how to bunt is huge since you could just use it to get on first base. Ty Cobb would be laughing his ass off if you shifted on him since he would gladly take first base and so would a guy like Henderson since he is more dangerous on base than anywhere else
 

WhoAzcue

In the Rotation
Joined
Mar 26, 2020
Messages
451
Reaction score
563
Points
93
I mean early in the game, 1st person gets a double, then second person puts him to third with a bunt and then next person gets a hit or sac fly.. is there anything wrong with that sequence?

Also if there is a shift on, then knowing how to bunt is huge since you could just use it to get on first base. Ty Cobb would be laughing his ass off if you shifted on him since he would gladly take first base and so would a guy like Henderson since he is more dangerous on base than anywhere else
There was no shift, and this was a straight sacrifice.

I'm sort of agnostic towards the whole argument since few people know how to bunt and even fewer know how to defend them.

I do find it interesting that so many defend what Lindor did since it is standard internet fare to decry bunting in that situation given how it depresses run(s) expectancy so early in the game.

As it turned out, that run would have been useful since DeGrom ended up trailing 1-0 most of the game and was lifted in the 9th, whereupon the Mets bullpen made sure the game was lost. It's amazing the lack of support the best pitcher in baseball gets. Of course, after the previous day, the Mets deserved to lose this game.

Lindor had another oh-fer, and he's picking up right where he left off w/RISP.
 

WhoAzcue

In the Rotation
Joined
Mar 26, 2020
Messages
451
Reaction score
563
Points
93
I think Lindor's move is dumb in a vacuum, but if he's out there and saw that a bunt was a free single, take it--and I'm not going to have a problem with it.
It wasn't a "free single." As I said, there was no shift and it was a straight sacrifice. Had the catcher picked up the ball, he was an easy out. Catcher got him anyway when he tried to steal.
 

catfish

Gold Star Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2008
Messages
4,626
Reaction score
2,966
Points
113
Just looking Lindor's stats over time. Not sure his big fat contract was justified. This post might not age well but in the post roids era when someone gets worse they rarely get better.
 

BimboColesHair

Windler Stan
Joined
Dec 31, 2011
Messages
16,495
Reaction score
24,833
Points
135
Wouldn’t surprise me if it took him a bit longer to get going in a new league, especially with him typically starting slow to begin with. Usually guys struggle going from league to league the 1st time.

Will be interesting to see how the NY media will react if that happens and the Mets struggle as a whole out the gate.
 

Out of the Rafters at the Q

Out of the Rafters
Joined
Aug 18, 2008
Messages
13,537
Reaction score
27,838
Points
135
It wasn't a "free single." As I said, there was no shift and it was a straight sacrifice. Had the catcher picked up the ball, he was an easy out. Catcher got him anyway when he tried to steal.
"If" is the key word in my post.

If it was a straight sacrifice, I hate it.
 

CalBuckeyeRob

In the Rotation
Joined
Jun 28, 2009
Messages
1,040
Reaction score
955
Points
113
Just looking Lindor's stats over time. Not sure his big fat contract was justified. This post might not age well but in the post roids era when someone gets worse they rarely get better.
The one thing that will keep changing is the amount of money paid to the top free agents. So while $30 million a year is a ton, 5 years from now, if revenues for TV and ticket prices keep increasing, that might seem like a bargain.
 

DCTribefan

In the Rotation
Joined
Dec 29, 2019
Messages
1,417
Reaction score
978
Points
113
Wouldn’t surprise me if it took him a bit longer to get going in a new league, especially with him typically starting slow to begin with. Usually guys struggle going from league to league the 1st time.

Will be interesting to see how the NY media will react if that happens and the Mets struggle as a whole out the gate.
Interesting? He’ll be crucified by NY media.
 

Alabuckeye

Situational Stopper
Joined
Dec 3, 2020
Messages
196
Reaction score
216
Points
43
Yandy Diaz.....2019 was a huge step forward for him.

2020 was a step backwards. His power increases went back almost to zero. Like when he was with us. Almost exclusively a singles hitter.
 

xmasbuck

In the Rotation
Joined
Jul 20, 2020
Messages
1,584
Reaction score
727
Points
113
Has old friend Julian Merryweather become the Blue Jays closer?
 

macbdog

Resident Luddite
Joined
Oct 29, 2006
Messages
10,882
Reaction score
6,912
Points
113
Rays with 4 former Indians on the field: Yandy Diaz, Francisco Mejia, Joey Wendle, and Chris Archer. They won 4-0.

Anthony Santander with another HR last night, too.
 

WhoAzcue

In the Rotation
Joined
Mar 26, 2020
Messages
451
Reaction score
563
Points
93
Kevalier raised this question in another thread, but it's more appropriate here...

Who ends up with a higher WAR at the end of the year, Lindor or the combination of Gimenez/Amed Rosario?

Update: for the first time this year, Andres & Amed took the lead over Francisco in bWAR, 0.3 to 0.2. The horserace is on!
 

WhoAzcue

In the Rotation
Joined
Mar 26, 2020
Messages
451
Reaction score
563
Points
93
Has old friend Julian Merryweather become the Blue Jays closer?
His Mom is Chilean but managed to see the opening series in Yankee Stadium (where Julian got two saves) despite being home in Chile and told me that it was nerve-wracking but so exciting. The family has gone through lots of ups and downs with Julian and you feel so much pressure when you've had a major injury and you're that age, but the kid is mentally tough (mom's a scientist) and he's an easy guy to root for.
 

MadThinker88

Sixth Man
Joined
Sep 26, 2019
Messages
1,446
Reaction score
1,607
Points
113
His Mom is Chilean but managed to see the opening series in Yankee Stadium (where Julian got two saves) despite being home in Chile and told me that it was nerve-wracking but so exciting. The family has gone through lots of ups and downs with Julian and you feel so much pressure when you've had a major injury and you're that age, but the kid is mentally tough (mom's a scientist) and he's an easy guy to root for.
Absolutely it is easy to cheer for Julian..
If you trade any more notes with (IIRC) "flylady" let her know where we migrated to & she is welcome to join in & chat..
 
Top