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I can imagine him being motivated to try to have one (more) good MLB season to mitigate the "bust" label
Is there anything left here, or is Dice-K done?
deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). Matsuzaka, who is represented by Scott Boras,
He had zero great seasons (167 IP with a K/BB well below 2, and a fluke good ERA isn't great).
Player ERA RA9 ER/RA IP Years RoleGabe White 4.51 4.62 0.976 570.7 1994-2005 Mostly relieverGrant Balfour 3.38 3.47 0.975 410.3 2001- RelieverBrandon Backe 5.23 5.36 0.974 525.3 2002-2009 Mostly starterCarlos Villanueva 4.26 4.38 0.972 657.3 2006- Mostly relieverKeith Foulke 3.33 3.43 0.970 786.7 1997-2008 RelieverScott Baker 4.15 4.28 0.969 958.0 2005- StarterMike Oquist 5.46 5.64 0.968 555.0 1993-1999 Mostly starterDaisuke Matsuzaka 4.52 4.67 0.968 668.3 2007- StarterJohn Patterson 4.32 4.48 0.965 454.3 2002-2007 StarterFrank Wills 5.06 5.25 0.965 435.7 1983-1991 Mostly relieverLuis Vizcaino 4.33 4.50 0.963 546.7 1999-2009 RelieverKevin Slowey 4.66 4.85 0.962 532.7 2007- StarterJoel Peralta 3.94 4.10 0.962 457.0 2005- RelieverArthur Rhodes 4.08 4.25 0.961 1187.7 1991-2011 Reliever
who was tougher to watch? matsuzaka or trachsel?
Has to be Trachsel because when Matsuzaka was on his pitches were fun to watch.
The worst hitters to watch are the ones who
A) Don't hit homers
B) Don't run fast
C) Walk all the time
D) Strike out looking all the time
hence my pick of wes helms who was an abomination in a brewer uniform and a disgrace to his profession
My least favourite quality in a hitter is a guy who swings at the low and away breaking-ball.
not to diverge in another direction but i love 'teams' and now i am wondering what is the team of least favorite players to watch play?
FWIW, I could fill an entire staff -- with ease -- with Cubs pitchers that I hated to watch pitch...
great team. oberkfell was a really drab player. boo, hiss.
On the other hand, whereas Trachsel was slow between pitches, I don't think he had quite the combination of working very slowly and nibbling to the point of madness, which made Matsusaka at his worst the most godawful pitcher I've had the misfortune of seeing play.
So, therefore, a reasonable formula for BoreFactor might be something as simple as: K+BB-(HR*11)-(SB*14)+CS. This would allow 25 HR or 20 steals to wash away the boring-ness of 175 K and 100 walks
Dal Maxville 755
Dave Magadan 659
Max Bishop 602
Wade Boggs 558
Dick Shcofield 546
Rickey Henderson -1873
Lou Brock -1197
Barry Bonds -1134
Tim Raines -1074
Joe Morgan -955
Maybe we should weight strikeout more heavy than walk?
I loved watching Magadan hit. If you like Boggs, you should like Magadan.
Ron Hunt. Before Hunt went to the Expose (or was it Dodgers) and became Ron "The Human Target" Hunt
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