Thursday, August 17, 2006

Busy Morning

I'm trying to put the finishing touches on the project that won't die. My second-grade attention span definitely isn't helping either. If you're watching today's game or listening on your pocket transistor, you can kvetch about Bergmann's peitching with the good people here. (It's also a good place if you want to have a discussion about judicial temperment and how that relates to international law being cited in USSC cases, Steve Job's fantasy life, or the vagaries of uniforms)

Meanwhile, Jason Bergmann gets to see if he can follow in the foosteps of our new ace, Billy "Beanstalk" Traber, slayer of giants. Over his locker is a sign, with words written in blue crayon: "Tom Glavine John Smoltz"

For his next trick, he's going to mud wrestle with Pedro Martinez.

Meanwhile, I'm back off to work, trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about.


  • Starting to see why the Reds were willing to give up Kearns and FLOP?

    Kearns: .228/.671 as a Nat, .262/.798 overall
    FLOP: .282/.768, 7 errors as a Nat, .272/.755, 21 errors overall

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/21/2006 5:45 AM  

  • Kearns is in a slump. He's not as bad as he's hit lately.

    Meanwhile, yes, I'll take that kind of production out of a shortstop, even with the errors. He's gotten to at least 7 more balls than Clayton would've. It more than balances out.

    Nice try though!

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 8/21/2006 8:42 AM  

  • From what I've seen of Clayton, I think both he and Lopez have the same range - not much. I really think a 40 year Barry Larkin would have more range then those two.

    You're going to have to eventually move Lopez to 2nd or 3rd. Offense out of shortstop is great, but not when you get terrible defense... I don't like Clayton, but overall, I think he's better defensively then Lopez - both have similar range and too many errors but Clayton doesn't make the mental errors (like throwing to 2nd when you have the guy out at the plate by a mile) that Lopez has an unhealthy addiction to

    Lopez is...

    26th of 26 in fielding % (Clayton 21st)
    25th of 26 in range factor (Clayton 16th)
    26th of 26 in zone rating (Clayton 18th)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/21/2006 6:58 PM  

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