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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

How The Dodgers Are Using Baseball’s New DL Rules To Get An Edge | FiveThirtyEight

Even knowing that rest prevents injuries, whether Los Angeles prevented more serious ailments by using the short-term DL so frequently is difficult to say. Friedman built the Dodgers’ rotation on a surprisingly thrifty budget, relying largely on injury-prone pitchers who could be bought on the cheap. And the Dodgers seem to have gotten their money’s worth: They racked up more disabled list trips than any other team in the league in 2016, even if you focus only on the 60-day list (for which there is no tactical value to overuse). So even if you believe that the Dodgers are gaming the disabled list with fake injuries, they also seem to be suffering the most genuine ones of any team.

But despite all that missed time, the Dodgers’ rotation has also been very successful, earning the second-most wins above replacement in baseball since 2014.2 As if harkening back to his career with the low-budget Rays, Friedman managed to put together one of the league’s best starting units using cheap talent and a clever strategic advantage. And with Los Angeles currently riding that rotation to an all-time great season, MLB’s 29 other teams might do well to copy the Dodgers’ roster-manipulation tactics.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 29, 2017 at 10:32 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: disabled list

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The unusually healthy Twins - Twinkie Town

All told, the Twins have been a fairly healthy group of players this year and that has been helpful towards keeping this team in playoff contention as the season enters its final month. With September callups looming, the influx of minor leaguers will help stifle the loss of any additional injuries, but we all hope that it won’t be a worry as the Twins fight for the Wild Card.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 23, 2017 at 10:11 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: disabled list, twins

Monday, August 21, 2017

Souhan: Pounds sneak up on injured Sano as Twins get back in race

According to my information, Sano’s weight has gradually risen all season and is now well above 260 pounds, which is the number listed on the Twins roster. He might be 20 to 25 pounds heavier than that.

Sano is 24 and until this week he had not suffered any injuries related to his bulk, but even his strength and assorted other athletic gifts will not allow him to be the player he should be if he isn’t careful.

Pablo Sandoval comes to mind. The two-time All-Star third baseman failed to control his weight, and it has severely damaged a promising career. And for all of his talent and accomplishments, Sano has not yet put together a full, outstanding big-league season.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 21, 2017 at 03:30 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: diet, disabled list, fat, food, sano, twins

Friday, April 28, 2017

Are MLB Teams Gaming the New 10-Day DL System? – The Ringer

There’s another reason it’s probably too soon to pass judgement on the 10-day DL: If we do see stretching of what constitutes an “injury,” some of it will likely be done in the name of preventing fatigue. “Fatigue” needn’t be a BS justification for a DL stint; as former Dodgers head athletic trainer and VP of medical services Stan Conte says, “Many people think the 10-day DL will be [used] to rest players with the idea that this will reduce injuries overall, since many of us think fatigue is a cause of injuries. This is especially [true] for starting pitchers.” (According to data from the Baseball Prospectus Transaction Browser, 61.3 percent of the players on the 10-day DL this year have been pitchers; 56.0 percent of players who spent any time on the DL last year were pitchers.)

Jim Furtado Posted: April 28, 2017 at 10:05 AM | 44 comment(s)
  Beats: disabled list, rules of the game

 

 

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