Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

John Gibbons Newsbeat

Monday, August 25, 2014

John Gibbons rips Jose Bautista for getting ejected in yesterday’s game

This is a sinking ship.

Bautista was ejected in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes. Nolan Reimold took his place. Reimold dropped a fly ball in the tenth inning which set up the Rays winning run and he struck out to end the game. Gibbons not only said that Bautista should’ve been in those spots, he took issue with Bautista’s taking issue with the strike zone:

  “The bottom line is we needed him in the game,” Gibbons said of Bautista. “Say your piece and get the hell out of there. We’re trying to get in the playoffs, we need you on the field. He’s a marked man in this game. (Plate ump) Bill Welke? I thought he had a pretty good (strike) zone today. It was steady, he was calling strikes. He was looking to call strikes. But we need you in the game.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 25, 2014 at 03:19 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, john gibbons, jose bautista

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Managerial Meddling Index

And I would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for you meddling managers!

To determine how much each manager has meddled — or, to use a more neutral term, tinkered — I identified 10 areas in which a manager might try to make an in-game impact: changing the lineup; calling for an intentional walk, a pitchout, or a hit-and-run attempt; ordering a sacrifice bunt attempt by a position player (sac bunts by pitchers are par for the course); pinch hitting for a position player; pinch running; inserting defensive subs; challenging a call that’s reviewable by replay; and using a pitcher to face a single batter (which, while often effective, might be the most intrusive and disruptive action of all)....

With the default stats selected, Blue Jays skipper John Gibbons claims the title of most active manager, largely on the strength of his fondness for replacing his starters. Gibbons is conservative when it comes to intentional walks and pitchouts, but he’s very aggressive in challenging umpires and in fiddling with his lineup card during games: The Jays lead the majors in pinch hitting for position players and in inserting defensive subs, as they pursue the handedness advantage at positions where they platoon and try to reduce their exposure to defensive liabilities such as Juan Francisco…

On the opposite end of the spectrum sits Washington’s rookie manager Matt Williams, who’s exhibited a below-average activity level in every area. The average NL manager has called for 15 hit-and-run attempts, using the definition provided here by former Baseball Prospectus author (and current Astros analyst) Mike Fast. Williams has tried only two, tying with the Orioles’ Buck Showalter for the fewest in the majors.


 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
robneyer
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogESPN Suspends Keith Law From Twitter For Defending Evolution
(19 - 1:20am, Nov 22)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogMLB.com: White Sox Land Adam LaRoche With 2 Year/$25M Deal
(5 - 1:10am, Nov 22)
Last: jingoist

NewsblogFemale Sportswriter Asks: 'Why Are All My Twitter Followers Men?' | ThinkProgress
(124 - 1:02am, Nov 22)
Last: odds are meatwad is drunk

NewsblogOTP Politics November 2014: Mets Deny Bias in Ticket Official’s Firing
(4110 - 12:49am, Nov 22)
Last: The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB)

NewsblogMatthews: Cashman sleeps on the street, says all is quiet on the free-agent front
(10 - 12:40am, Nov 22)
Last: Joe Bivens, Minor Genius

NewsblogMLB Transaction Trees «
(24 - 12:40am, Nov 22)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - November 2014
(924 - 12:36am, Nov 22)
Last: Howling John Shade

NewsblogDodgers Acquire Joel Peralta – MLB Trade Rumors
(32 - 12:05am, Nov 22)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-21-2014
(45 - 11:38pm, Nov 21)
Last: RMc is a fine piece of cheese

NewsblogJosh Lueke and the Ways of Anger
(6 - 10:20pm, Nov 21)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(55 - 10:12pm, Nov 21)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with Wife!)

NewsblogPablo Sandoval’s Brother: Red Sox Showed ‘First Class’ Attentiveness | Boston Red Sox | NESN.com
(15 - 9:45pm, Nov 21)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogRunning list of 2014 40-man roster additions | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
(37 - 9:29pm, Nov 21)
Last: The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy

NewsblogOT:  Soccer (the Round, True Football), November 2014
(367 - 8:17pm, Nov 21)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogReds at least considering trading big names, reducing payroll | FOX Sports
(8 - 6:41pm, Nov 21)
Last: smileyy

Page rendered in 1.1358 seconds
51 querie(s) executed