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Am I expecting you to give me 110 percent down the baseline every night? No. I’m expecting you to give me a good effort.”
Cano's career line if Lindbergh is right would be .316/.363/.511 instead of .309/.355/.504.
Mostly I wonder where I got the idea that Kevin Long was black.
I'm all for busting it down the line and appearing that you at least give a damn, but is there really that much of a difference to quibble about?
This seems like it's mostly McClendon making a big show of sticking up for his players. And that's probably a good move for a first-time manager right before spring training starts. Make sure everyone knows you're on their side, you know?
I know it barely counts as major league experience but McClendon managed the Pirates once upon a time.
McClendon doesn't want to put any pressure on Cano to sprint like a lunatic on every ground ball, he just wants him to hit ~.330/28/105 and only miss 2 games per season.
Seven points of BA and 15 points of OPS in exchange for merely not loafing?
Yeah, it's worth quibbling about.
It's an interesting point, albeit not a testable one. Emmitt Smith got a lot of #### early in his career for running out of bounds or getting on the ground once he'd gotten the yards he felt like he could get--but he did it specifically to avoid injury, and he was the most durable running back ever.
McClendon added "Of course, like anyone else, I'd rather have Pedroia. But that doesn't give Long the right to slag my player!"
McClendon wants Cano to steal bases.
To pick up a point from the earlier Kevin Long-Cano thread, Ben Lindbergh at BP ran the numbers and came up with Cano giving up approximately 35 hits over his career on groundballs if he ran down the line like a 50 grade runner (in line with his scouting reports) instead of like a 40 grade runner (the 4.30 he averaged on double play balls).
Long says he believes Jeter spoke to Cano about loafing many times. Cano obviously didn't listen, which makes him Satan Incarnate...
Mostly I wonder where I got the idea that Kevin Long was black
And if so, what did Long say then? I think this is only weaselly if he is saying something different now that Cano is in Seattle.
But how many hamstring pulls have actually happened by players running to first*?
McClendon said. “I get it. I was a major league player.
With every MLB game over the course of Cano's career having been televised, the basis for such a library is certainly there for researchers to take advantage of.
“But he just wouldn’t make that choice to run hard all the time... He might say his legs didn’t feel good, or he was playing every day and needed to save his energy.’’
The guy basically never runs hard out of the box, ever, on any ball
It's obviously no accident that he has 89 doubles, as against a whopping 1 triple, over the past two seasons
I would think that the person making such an accusation would be obliged to prove his assertion, rather than just throwing out a charge and requiring skeptics to prove a negative.
All I've said is that he hasn't cost himself any bases while loafing on routine ground outs.
All I've said is that he hasn't cost himself any bases while loafing on routine ground outs. This isn't some cosmic argument beyond that.
And how many times have we heard unprovable assertions about the damage caused by Cano's "lack of hustle" running out routine ground balls repeated as fact?
There's no searchable video library of Robinson Cano's at bats to study.
That's because you're a strong contender for the title of World's Ultimate Fanboy, and thus can brook no criticism of a player, no matter how true.
35 hits maps to 28 runs? 35 hustle singles? I don't know linear weights, but that seems awfully high. Ichiro has been more valuable than I imagined...
And Andy, sensing he's losing the argument, brings politics into a baseball thread. Again.
Funny how that doesn't seemed to get aimed at Primates who wear their proud Red Sox credentials in their handle.
This was based on a comment from a Tigers fan to a Cardinals fan about a former Yankee turned Mariner. Sure, it was all about the Red Sox.
Roberto Clemente died -- not played, died -- 42 years ago.
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