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Same with Trevor and Glenn Hoffman. OK, not nearly as great an age difference, only 9 years. But their careers made it seem like more. Glenn had been retired for 4 years, after a 10 year career, before Trevor debuted. And Glenn became a manager the year Trevor was at his peak. Altogether the brothers Hoffman were active (with a short gap) from 1980-2010, while the brother's Roof (with a small gap) from 1961-1983 (hey, just like Yaz!)
Phil Roof, in 1970, hit 13 home runs - and had eight other extra base hits.
i, for one, rolled my eyes at you edmundo.
March 2 58 32 .644 ----
March 14 54 31 .635 1.5
March 5 52 35 .598 4.5
March 9 50 37 .575 6.5
Melvin's decision goes opposite of the prime defensive metric of the 21st century -- UZR (ultimate zone rating), which assesses how many runs a defender takes away. It gives a clear edge to Young, but Melvin and general manager Billy Beane have no problem turning a blind eye to the UZR.
"We have our own proprietary defensive ratings metrics," Melvin said. "It's the best I've ever seen, better than any of the others. And it tells us that we have two elite center fielders."
Said Beane, "There's a reason it's proprietary. It's an ongoing process to improve our analysis. More than that, I'm not willing to say."
Beane and Melvin believe there isn't as much difference in the two outfielders as systems such as UZR show.
Oakland A's sticking with Coco Crisp as center fielder
I'm dense, Delorians - what regional market has three major sports?
So Young is pretty much a 4th OF? The A's are going to have a pretty amazing bench. I guess they are pretty much planning on a rash of injuries at this point?
As a resident of the latter area, calling it a regional market is streeeeetching things. Charlotte is 2.5 hours away, if you avoid traffic.
I don't think there are many folks driving from Raleigh to Charlotte for NBA games (football maybe) nor the other way for Hurricanes games.
Who's the A's DH? Chris Young on the bench is nuts.
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