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

Replay Newsbeat

Friday, September 12, 2014

Has Expanded Replay Worked Well In Baseball? Here’s Our Call

Nice article. It shows when mangers use challenges, how often they’re correct, etc. I’m really curious about their data on which umpires have the most overturned calls, rather than just stating that Guccione has only one and Cedarstrom has twelve.

Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 12, 2014 at 05:28 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: replay

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Shaikin: For sake of argument, baseball’s replay review system has a downside

Of the 598 plays reviewed through Thursday, the call was overturned almost half the time — on 278 occasions, or 46.5%, according to Major League Baseball.

“There is a challenge every night,” Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier said. “I don’t think there was a manager coming out to argue every night.”

In preparation for replay expansion, league officials reviewed video from last year’s games and determined one call every six games would be challenged, according to Joe Torre, the executive vice president who oversees replay operations. This season is halfway done, and the challenges are coming once every four games.

“They’re challenging a lot more bang-bang plays than I thought they would,” Torre said.

When a player insists the call is wrong, a manager wants to at least consider a challenge, lest he be perceived as not supporting his player. When a team’s challenge has been used, an umpire wants to at least consider a manager’s request for an umpire review, lest the umpire be perceived as intransigent.

And, because an unused team challenge does not roll over to the next game, there is no harm in trying an available challenge late in the game. On their last trip to San Diego, the Dodgers called one in the ninth inning, with a three-run lead.

“We had our challenge, so you might as well use it,” catcher A.J. Ellis said. “There was a two-minute delay in the game. But it’s a piece of strategy managers can use to help their ballclub, so why wouldn’t you?”

Never have games taken so long to play, and the daily use of replay is a factor.

The average major league game covers 3 hours 3 minutes, according to MLB statistics through June 22. The record of 2 hours 59 minutes was set last year.

Never have there been fewer than three replay challenges on a given day this season. On June 14, there were a record 14 challenges, according to MLB statistics.

Thanks to Esso.

Repoz Posted: June 28, 2014 at 07:43 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: replay, zzzzz

Friday, May 30, 2014

How Oakland Tried (and Failed) to Do Replay Differently «

Three? How about this?

Jim Furtado Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:53 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: replay, replay sucks

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Robothal - Joe Torre On Replay Delays

It’s not really an issue now,” Torre said. “The only concern that we’ve seen in a couple of instances — and that there have been some warnings on — is going out there and using (the delay) for other reasons, to freeze a pitcher, to get a pitcher warmed up, stuff like that. That’s a concern because that’s gamesmanship. We said early on that we didn’t want that to take place.

boteman is here Posted: May 29, 2014 at 11:18 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: replay, time of game

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4 balls, you’re out!

I have an idea: steroids for the replay guys.

bunyon Posted: April 23, 2014 at 10:28 AM | 59 comment(s)
  Beats: rays, replay, sabermetrics, umpires

Sunday, April 06, 2014

First Reviews Confirm Replay as a Strategy, Not a Cure-All - NYTimes.com

Watching a manager come out and just stand around with an umpire is very irritating. Baseball already had a problem with pace. This just makes it worse.

On close plays, managers have gone out to talk to the umpires, essentially stalling as team video technicians studied the play. Coaches have then signaled to the manager about whether to formally challenge. Yet of the first 20 reviews, only eight were overturned.

40% of challenged plays have been overturned? I’d say La Russa’s comments are way off.

Managers, La Russa said, should save their challenges for the truly pivotal moments.

“I’ve been hearing more and more sabermetric guys advising managers — since umpires really don’t miss many calls, and impactful plays don’t happen that often — to use their challenge at the first opportunity,” he said.

“Well, that’s what Bruce did. He had the right to do it. But later that inning, he did not have a challenge. We’re advising managers to use your gut, and if your gut tells you this is a key play to challenge or not.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 06, 2014 at 06:05 PM | 89 comment(s)
  Beats: replay

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Marc Sully's not booin'. He's Youkin'.
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogAL WILD CARD GAME 2014 OMNICHATTER
(1125 - 3:35am, Oct 01)
Last: Zach

NewsblogSpector: Stats incredible! Numbers from the 2014 MLB season will amaze you
(34 - 3:03am, Oct 01)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(8173 - 2:55am, Oct 01)
Last: baudib

NewsblogThe Economist: The new market inefficiencies
(19 - 2:21am, Oct 01)
Last: David Concepcion de la Desviacion Estandar (Dan R)

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2014 Discussion
(14 - 2:17am, Oct 01)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(4079 - 2:01am, Oct 01)
Last: Joey Bot

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1958 Ballot
(13 - 1:55am, Oct 01)
Last: neilsen

NewsblogWSJ: Playoff Hateability Index
(15 - 1:45am, Oct 01)
Last: if nature called, ladodger34 would listen

NewsblogBrown: Winners And Losers: MLB Attendance In 2014, Nearly 74 Million Through The Gate
(33 - 11:27pm, Sep 30)
Last: Bhaakon

NewsblogMLB’s Biggest Star Is 40 (And He Just Retired). That Could Be A Problem.
(76 - 11:27pm, Sep 30)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogESPN: Ron Gardenhire out after 13 Seasons with Twins
(42 - 10:49pm, Sep 30)
Last: The District Attorney

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1959 Discussion
(6 - 10:35pm, Sep 30)
Last: MrC

NewsblogThe Calm-Before-The-Storm and Postseason Prediction OMNICHATTER, 2014
(110 - 10:25pm, Sep 30)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(455 - 10:08pm, Sep 30)
Last: The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-30-2014
(19 - 7:51pm, Sep 30)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

Page rendered in 1.0561 seconds
67 querie(s) executed