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Yeah! Baseball signings! Can we stop talking about magical putters, the people who create them, and the reporters who investigate them now?
So how much money did Garza cost himself by not signing an extension with the Cubs?
by my reckoning Garza is a 'different breed of cat'
Unless his medicals look scary
Cheese and Crackers...are the orioles going to do anything? This is pathetic.
What types of injuries has he had the past two seasons? 18 starts in 2012, 24 in 2013.
You're telling me the Angels couldn't top this? It seems like they're the team that would be most helped by a mid-rotation starter at this point.
What the hell happened to Weeks? I know 2Bs collapse early. But, at 29?
Has he had any hand/wrist injuries?
Is LD% a thing? Is it useful at all?
Yes. It's predictive of BABIP. Line drives are very, very likely to become hits. Something like 70%, IIRC.
peralta throws hard but his control is erratic (understatement). hellweg is wilder than (insert Justin bieber snark) there isn't a guy who gives anyone on the club great confidence on being able to throw strikes most of the time.
It's subject to more misclassification than either GB or FB, since what's a line drive tends to be much less clear cut than those.
you can 'teach' machine learning software to recognize the difference between a really smoked line drive and a little flare that's more of an LD than a pop-up
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the complex details of Garza's fifth year option (all Twitter links). The Brewers hold a $5MM option on Garza for the fifth year that will drop to just $1MM if Garza spends more than 130 days on the DL in any 183-day period throughout the life of the deal (183 days is the length of one regular season). However, the option will vest for Garza at $13MM if he pitches 110 games over the first four years of the deal, is not on the disabled list at the end of the 2017 season and throws at least 115 innings in 2017.
Sherman adds that Garza will also receive an additional $500K for reaching 190 innings and 30 games in each year of the deal. Each year of the contract contains $2MM in deferred money without interest.
Soft little flares become hits at a very high rate. If you want to quantify hitting the ball hard, why not just measure batted ball speed and to hell with trajectory?
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