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Thursday, July 08, 2010

BP Unfiltered:  The Suggestion Box Is Open


I'd like to know what you think of BP just past the midpoint of 2010. I'd like to know what you like, what you don't like, what you would like to see more of, what you would like to see less of. I can't promise I'll be able to respond to each comment but I will read them all. What I can promise is that I and the rest of us here will take your feedback into great consideration as we continue to strive to make BP the type of site that baseball fans feel they absolutely must visit every day.



BP staff member Joe Sheehan

That, more or less, is why forums are basically a non-starter. All cost, no revenue.

TangoTiger

Fangraphs has forums, and they don't charge their readers. Primer has forums, and they don't charge their readers. You've got to have a better reason for not having a forum considering that you are already charging readers.

BP staff member Joe Sheehan

How about this?

I've done sports content as a business for 15 years. By any standard I'm one of a small number of people to do it successfully outside the mainstream, I've played most of the roles one can play and holy god I'm sick of listening to you act as if you've had 1% of the success the people you criticize have had. How about you grant that I might know what I'm talking about, given that sports content has been my career, without me having to make a business case to someone with no standing to ask for one?

Fangraphs, as far as I can tell, is financed by a rich grandpa. Primer/BTF/Newsstand/Brand of the Day isn't a business in any real sense of the word, it's r.s.b ported to the Web and stripped of its spark. That you would make these comparisons shows just how little you understand of Prospectus, how little you've ever understood.

Stick to being an academic, Thomas. Stick to your sycophant-laden fora and your above-it-all mien. Stop jumping in here and cheap-shotting a business that you've never comprehended on your best day.
Dan Szymborski Posted: July 08, 2010 at 07:51 PM | 799 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   501. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 05:50 PM (#3585707)
And Chipper lunges at a change and pops it up. Not pretty
   502. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 05:51 PM (#3585708)
Oddly this is kind of refreshing. We snark a little too often.
   503. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 05:55 PM (#3585709)
Almost let the pot boil over. Making a plum glaze for my spareribs.
   504. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 05:56 PM (#3585710)
I can never get past the ears on Freddy Sanchez. Tuck them in Freddy
   505. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: July 11, 2010 at 05:56 PM (#3585712)
There was a big to-do, Eamus, in which Game Chatter posts were lost forever. I know that I lost a ton as well, and SG in particular went from inner-circle to out of bounds.
   506. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 05:57 PM (#3585713)
Litsch is Chris Bosio reincarnated. Spooky
   507. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:00 PM (#3585716)
Wright lines one to left. What a nice hitter
   508. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:02 PM (#3585717)
I think I want to go to Harvey's house now.
   509. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:04 PM (#3585720)
Tigers playing good defense
   510. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:05 PM (#3585722)
I used to care about my place on the Total Comments board. I was nearly Top 5 at one point. But it's literally been years; I just looked and I'm ranked #10. Which makes me happy.
   511. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:07 PM (#3585725)
Prima:

Wife is drinking a Shandy. I have Sam Adams Summer Ale and also some Spotted Cow. I am sipping gin on ice.
   512. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:09 PM (#3585728)
Scratch the Pavano comment. Corky Miller buries the needle on silly. Looks like a tough from 3:10 to Yuma. And the gut is getting Homer like
   513. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:12 PM (#3585734)
LaPorta with a double. Go Matty!
   514. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:16 PM (#3585742)
I dislike watching Randy Wolf pitch. Such a nibbler. Blech
   515. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:17 PM (#3585743)
Harveys, you've killed the thread. Maybe if you'd run your stream of consciousness through the political threads, Dan wouldn't have to lobotomize them.
   516. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:18 PM (#3585744)
Bautista looks like a Canuck lumberjack
   517. Tiboreau Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:18 PM (#3585746)
Litsch is Chris Bosio reincarnated. Spooky

Whoa, a Chris Bosio reference. I was just talking baseball with a co-worker yesterday, and the first MLB game she ever attended was Bosio's no-hitter (despite the fact that she had grown up in Georgia with a family full of baseball fans). It's hard to imagine attending such an experience without finally falling for the game. I remember watching it on TV, as well as the 20+ min. brawl between the M's & O's a week or so later in which Bosio would get injured.
   518. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:21 PM (#3585752)
Brad lincoln has pitched 36 innings and struck out 14? That's not promising
   519. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:22 PM (#3585755)
Hart will start the ASG. Good for him
   520. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:26 PM (#3585759)
Solid pick and throw by Chipper to get the guy at home
   521. Dr. I likes his panda steak medium rare Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:30 PM (#3585767)
It's hot, I have MLB Extra Innings and figure what the h#ll

So if I am annoying anyone just say so.
But I am making this the Uber Chatter


This one made it all worthwhile...


Jayson Werth looks like he lives on a compound in Idaho
   522. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:30 PM (#3585769)
And Lincoln fans Prince. I jinxed it
   523. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:33 PM (#3585772)
All of Harveys' OT live blogging and he never mentioned that Litsch had a no-hitter going in the 6th.
   524. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:33 PM (#3585773)
Nice pick by Hudson but the throw is late. Good sign by the Twins. Too bad it's a Puntopalooza elsewhere
   525. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:36 PM (#3585777)
Because it wouldn't last. And it didn't. He throws dipsty do stuff. Garbage. And Ortiz LIGHTS ONE UP!
   526. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:40 PM (#3585779)
Wolf getting lit up in the second. Such a horrible sign by Melvin. He couldn't tell a pitcher from a pile of whale blubber
   527. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:42 PM (#3585782)
That's not a homer for Werth? Time for review
   528. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 06:47 PM (#3585783)
Guess not.

Wandy plowing thru the Cards so far
   529. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:00 PM (#3585812)
Gift double play for the Phillies as Miller lines one to Howard with Stubbs at first
   530. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:02 PM (#3585817)
Ike Davis put a charge into that one. Deep shot to center and Mets up 2-0

Ribs warming up to room temp. Grill fires up in about 30
   531. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:03 PM (#3585819)
I keep waiting on Escobar to go on a hot streak. Seems like he has been at .240 since April 2nd
   532. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:07 PM (#3585827)
What do folks think of pitchers who loaf to first on sac bunts? I think they should be horsewhipped until their backs are a bloody mess.
   533. Sweatpants Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:11 PM (#3585832)
What do folks think of pitchers who loaf to first on sac bunts? I think they should be horsewhipped until their backs are a bloody mess.

That you, Jason Kendall?
   534. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:13 PM (#3585836)
Riggleman not happy. I think he has a gripe. Runner looked safe
   535. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:16 PM (#3585839)
The Brewer telecast keeps showing a couple with matching Brewer t-shirts. No way does that make a Cubs telecast circa 1984 unless the young lady was built like Jayne Mansfield
   536. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:19 PM (#3585843)
Ryan Braun just crushed a 3-1 pitch and I think air raid sirens went off in South Dakota
   537. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:21 PM (#3585847)
Holliday lit up the Wandy. Matt is loving life in St Louis
   538. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:23 PM (#3585851)
Kotteras with a blast! And Gomez looks to be hitting down on the ball versus his previous looping swing
   539. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:27 PM (#3585863)
Does Toronto lead the league in albinos? Overbay, Litsch and this funky lefty need some sun
   540. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:29 PM (#3585864)
Look at Jason Kubel beating a throw home. I did not see a jet pack
   541. CraigK Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:45 PM (#3585905)
I never realized until last night just how fat Prince is. He's got manboobs, for Pete's sake.
   542. BWV 1129 Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:47 PM (#3585910)
Harvey, you may have lost your mind. It was nice knowing you.
   543. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:52 PM (#3585928)
BWV:

I am grilling ribs and the prep and then the grilling itself is an all afternoon item. So I am passing the downtime. What is so crazy?
   544. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:54 PM (#3585933)
And Romo gets Willingham with a slider. Bases still loaded
   545. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 07:59 PM (#3585954)
Alexi has been pretty hot the last few weeks but gets sat for Omar. I don't see it
   546. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:01 PM (#3585957)
Wolf getting lit up in the second. Such a horrible sign by Melvin. He couldn't tell a pitcher from a pile of whale blubber

Hopefully he can tell a pile of whale blubber from a future first baseman.

Synergistically, that's actually the meaning of my screen name.

EDIT: This works too: "I never realized until last night just how fat Prince is. He's got manboobs, for Pete's sake."
   547. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:01 PM (#3585958)
Kotteras just missed it. Rats. For a guy hitting .211 he has enough oomph in his bat to not be a waste as a backup. Wish he played better defense.
   548. fra paolo Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:02 PM (#3585960)
What is so crazy?

You doing Game Chatter here when there is a perfectly good game chatter thread somewhere else.
   549. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:04 PM (#3585962)
bk:

It is pretty amzing in a decent pitchers park the Brewers management couldn't find enough guys to keep the opposition to 4 runs a game most nights. The offense could get them to 85-90 wins if Melvin and Co. knew a pitcher from a bathtub.
   550. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:07 PM (#3585974)
You doing Game Chatter here when there is a perfectly good game chatter thread somewhere else.


Harveys' behavior in this thread has been obnoxious. In 15 years of internet discussion this is the closest I have ever come to putting someone on ignore.

People were having a useful discussion about the site, and he's polluted the thread.
   551. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:07 PM (#3585975)
fra:

Well, if I am bothering folks I will leave. I didn't see an all-encompassing location for multiple games at once.

Sorry if I offended.
   552. fra paolo Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:11 PM (#3585983)
I didn't see an all-encompassing location for multiple games at once.

That's fine, but IMO you should choose a different thread each time. One posted on the day you're doing multiple chatters.

Just a suggestion.
   553. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:13 PM (#3585989)
HW:

The problem isn't even just the pitcher/bathtub confusion, it's the insistence on spending millions of dollars on the bathtubs. They could get guys to pitch as well as Wolf or Davis or Suppan for $400K and spend the rest of the money, I don't know, signing Daniel Gibson or something.
   554. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:24 PM (#3586001)
Goddammit guys, you just ruined a perfectly good Brewers hijack--do you know how rare that is?
   555. CraigK Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:28 PM (#3586005)
I mean, I thought Prince was a vegan now; how in all that is holy do you manage to look like that when only eating vegan foods?
   556. Urban Bovine Knievel Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:32 PM (#3586012)
Craig,

potato chips are vegan.
   557. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:34 PM (#3586017)
God forbid someone hijack a thread Ray Ray. God for ####### bid.
   558. Scoriano Flitcraft Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:34 PM (#3586018)
Tango's assertion was slim, but Sheehan deserves a beat down for that response.
   559. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 08:52 PM (#3586080)
God forbid someone hijack a thread Ray Ray. God for ####### bid.


As long as you've popped up again, Bernal, I'll note that many times you've exhibited the nastiness Dan speaks of, in that you show up in political threads seemingly for the express purpose of insulting a small subset of the participants (usually David and I). At the end of the day I consider your berating harmless and even (believe it or not) good-natured at heart, but on the surface your posts don't come off that way and they import a tone into the thread that contributes to the nastiness, IMO.
   560. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:00 PM (#3586108)
Ray you are aware that 99% of the posters here think you are a clown right?
   561. McCoy Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:04 PM (#3586117)
So what thread will we all congregate in when this one gets shut down?
   562. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:06 PM (#3586119)
The lounge or the forums.
   563. Dr. Vaux Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:08 PM (#3586125)
For what it's worth, Harveys, I think the vast majority of BBTF denizens were enjoying your commentary.
   564. Ron Gant's dirtbike Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:14 PM (#3586137)
I don't know for sure how long I've been lurking here, but I remember making comments on the Julio Lugo spousal abuse thing back in April of '03, and I'd been around maybe a year before that. I've had 3 or 4 names, but no one would remember any of them. I think I've posted less than 25 times. I took some time off during much of the BALCO stuff, too.

My current completely unclever handle is one I picked out in the time it took me to type it.

There aren't any current posters who rub me the wrong way, though it's easy to remain unoffended when just lurking. My sense of humor is such that I do find guys like Bernal and Sam (not the same voice, I know...but still) more funny and good natured than abrasive. I do not like to see anyone slide tackle Harveys when he's just having fun, though.

edited for typos
   565. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:14 PM (#3586139)
Vaux:

Well, I was asked to stop so I stopped.

I don't claim to know all the unwritten rules of posting. (Insert Brenly joke)

As I wrote earlier, I am making ribs, it takes a low and slow approach, and I thought I would fill the time commenting on a bevy of games. I thought it was fun. Others disagreed.

I know in some quarters I am perceived as 'sensitive' because at various points I will just cease and desist in various threads. But I have learned that some arguments are just a waste of energy. And given my years I don't have much to spare (ha!)

I will gladly accept insults in my direction. But when barbs are directed that involve other family members, namely my spouse, I have no tolerance. When folks make comments that could be construed in different ways I ask for clarification. If none is given I presume the target was the Mrs. and respond accordingly.

Posters can call me a no-account, lazy, stupid, bigoted, hillybilly motherf*cker all day long and twice on Sunday.

But leave the Mrs. out of it.

Anyway, sorry again for polluting the thread. I was just passing the time.

Sincerely,

Harvey

COREY HART!!!!!!
   566. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:21 PM (#3586155)
Corey Hart is one awesome no-account, lazy, stupid, bigoted, hillybilly motherfucker.
   567. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:28 PM (#3586172)
I suspect this is the first time people have started complaining because a thread got hijacked by *baseball.*

Keep up the good work Wallbanger. I'll make a point of putting up a MegaChatter thread starting after the All-Star.
   568. caprules Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:31 PM (#3586178)
So what do the two of you think of Hart? When Hardy had his HR binges, they felt like binges, But Hart looks good, he's hitting line drive no doubt home runs.

Do you want to see him traded at peak value, or do you think he's finally got his act together and would you like to see him extended?
   569. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:35 PM (#3586184)
Keep up the good work Wallbanger. I'll make a point of putting up a MegaChatter thread starting after the All-Star.

I submitted one this morning that didn't make the cut. I guess there is a fear of frequent refreshing or something.
   570. J. Lowenstein Apathy Club Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:37 PM (#3586189)
People were having a useful discussion about the site, and he's polluted the thread.


You should have your hair washed in corn syrup and be inserted upside down in a termite hill.
   571. T.J. Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:41 PM (#3586198)
Harvey's, I thought your PBP comments were great.

Just a couple quick comments since we're reminiscing:

Admiral Sheehan's comments made me think, "It's a prat!" Tango should have replied with "Why thank you kind sir!"
   572. Ron Gant's dirtbike Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:54 PM (#3586221)
I've had a running joke with many of my friends that I will quit my job as a humble undertaker and take to a life on the road, stopping from town to town taking odd jobs and helping people out...something like the show Route 66 or Have Gun Will Travel or The Incredible Hulk...essentially I'd be a hobo, but without the stabbings. Then after reading William Gaddis' The Recognitions, and the line about Spain being "a land to flee across," the joke shifted. The idea was that I'd get my feet wet living on the road in Spain where perhaps I'll be viewed merely as a backpacker and not a social deviant like I would here. All that to say that, having no rooting interest in the World Cup, I picked Spain this year.

That story is in no way remarkable, right? Well I'm also a Crimson Tide fan, a Saints fan, and my Braves currently have the best record in the NL.

Who wants to join me at a racetrack before my governor shuts them all down?
   573. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:55 PM (#3586224)
So what do the two of you think of Hart? When Hardy had his HR binges, they felt like binges, But Hart looks good, he's hitting line drive no doubt home runs.
Hart was going pretty well last year before he got hurt before mid-season (or thereabouts) and wasn't the same after that. I've always been a believer in Corey Hart in that he's bigger and taller than the average bear, but he doesn't seem to have lost any of that great athleticism he came up with. (And trading for him in the BBTF keeper league is my one genius move.)

That said, I'd shop him around. Fielder and Braun are moving into their primes (and they should definitely re-sign Prince), so if Hart can nab a young pitcher, that offense could live without him.

People were having a useful discussion about the site, and he's polluted the thread.
Wrong.
   574. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 11, 2010 at 09:56 PM (#3586227)
I agree with Ray.
   575. McCoy Posted: July 11, 2010 at 10:07 PM (#3586242)
Who wants to join me at a racetrack before my governor shuts them all down?

I just went to one the other day and I am probably going back tomorrow or the next day. Of course I'm going to the casino part of the track and not the horsie part. They just installed table games at the casino and the dealers are total newbs. They handed me $250 when they should have been taking away $50. They have some poker tables as well but I haven't checked them out yet. With payouts like that who needs too.




Anyway the other day I was thinking about the Lebron james mural that was coming down while fantasizing about being some great soccer player. Which is typical of me since I pretty much fantasize I'm some stud-whatever-sport-I'm-currently watching type guy and I was thinking about the Nike slogan "Just do it" and I got to wondering why they never did a "Just did it" campaign. You know something like "I'm going to Disneyland" where they show some athlete accomplishing some major feat or something athletically extraordinary and then the player says something like "Just do it? Just did it."
   576. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 10:08 PM (#3586244)
Regarding Hart, he is running less this year. I suspect, though have no way of knowing, that basestealing was generating some wear and tear that impacted his offense.

But the cautionary note on Corey is that he is very much a pull hitter this season. Like Rolen he has made an extreme effort to look for pitches middle in and unload. At some point pitchers will adjust.
   577. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 10:13 PM (#3586251)
Fielder and Braun are moving into their primes (and they should definitely re-sign Prince

Hart is a poor right fielder. It wouldn't be the worst idea in the world to put him at first. If one thinks he can maintain this type of output. Questionable

Prince just isn't staying fit. He will want a long-term deal. That has 330 lb millstone in 2014 written all over it.................................
   578. base ball chick Posted: July 11, 2010 at 10:46 PM (#3586275)
ray

to put it mildly,
you got yourself some raw nerve complaining about harvey hijacking this thread to talk about BASEBALL when you are infamous for hijacking threads to talk &*($&@$! POLITICS (and no i do NOT care if they are leftist, rightist or what-ist)

everyone been complaining about theres no chatters no mo and harvey provides it and bytchbytchbytch

and we just finished our bbq and good thing there is a shade awning in the backyard because thre is like NO wind and it is HOT. and it is too hot to cook inside, too
   579. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: July 11, 2010 at 10:50 PM (#3586278)
But it isn't hijacked the way Ray Ray likes it. Ray wants this thread, about Joe Sheehan and BPro to be hijacked the way Ray Ray, the Libertarian Lawyer, wants. And don't have a different opinion than Ray Ray the Libertarian Lawyer because then he will call you nasty and complain about your tone.
   580. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 10:51 PM (#3586280)
But Hart looks good, he's hitting line drive no doubt home runs.

Hart has nine "Just Enough" homers per HitTracker, second in the NL to...Casey McGehee, who has 10. McGehee's case is even worse when you consider that he only has 13 homers overall. The Brewers should be looking to trade both, along with Dave Bush. Move Lawrie to third and Gamel to right field. Or keep Gamel at third and move Lawrie to right field. Acquire pitchers whose fastballs can break a pane of glass.
   581. McCoy Posted: July 11, 2010 at 10:54 PM (#3586284)
How many of those "just enough" HR would have been an out under different circumstances and how many of them would be doubles?
   582. CrosbyBird Posted: July 11, 2010 at 10:55 PM (#3586286)
I was in an a cappella group in college called the Binghamton Crosbys, and my nickname in the group was Bird. (There is no good reason for me to have the nickname Bird. I am lousy at basketball, don't particularly like or dislike ornithology, and have a perfectly reasonably-sized nose. It is one of those things that was just meaningless placeholder for a legitimate nickname that stuck through persistence.)
   583. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: July 11, 2010 at 10:56 PM (#3586288)
(There is no good reason for me to have the nickname Bird. I am lousy at basketball, don't particularly like or dislike ornithology, and have a perfectly reasonably-sized nose. It is one of those things that was just meaningless placeholder for a legitimate nickname that stuck through persistence.)


Do you have a cloaca?
   584. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 10:58 PM (#3586289)
bk:

Absolutely concur on Casey. He is cheap so teams should find him attractive. I wish Gamel would go on a hot streak so Melvin would get the gumption to make the move. Of course, Lawrie is the better option. But you know Doug and his iterative pattern.
   585. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 11, 2010 at 11:01 PM (#3586293)
Do you have a cloaca?

Are you a Scottish woman?

How many of those "just enough" HR would have been an out under different circumstances and how many of them would be doubles?

Don't know.
   586. CrosbyBird Posted: July 11, 2010 at 11:20 PM (#3586305)
Do you have a cloaca?

Not the last time I checked, but I was recently bitten by a radioactive pigeon.
   587. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 11, 2010 at 11:25 PM (#3586307)
Move Lawrie to third and Gamel to right field. Or keep Gamel at third and move Lawrie to right field. Acquire pitchers whose fastballs can break a pane of glass.
Absolutely concur on Casey. He is cheap so teams should find him attractive. I wish Gamel would go on a hot streak so Melvin would get the gumption to make the move.
Oh, I dunno about this. McGehee's not a star, but he's cheap and useful, and there's no reason to think Gamel's going to step in and put up a 117 OPS+. And I would absolutely NOT put Lawrie in the bigs until at least next year. The Brewers aren't going anywhere this year, so what's the rush?
   588. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 11:35 PM (#3586317)
Casey's defense is poor as he does a great Carney Lansford in diving to his left and not much else. And one has to strike when the value works to the team's advantage. Casey is 27 and will never be hitting better.

Gamel's time is right now. And if he goes kersplat in 2010 then cope with Counsell who can at least be above average defensively.
   589. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 11:40 PM (#3586323)
Teams who might, MIGHT mind you, have an interest in CM:

San Diego. The longer they go the more tempting it becomes.

LAA. Every time I look at the box score it's someone at third who is really bad.

MN. But the Twins won't do anything.......
   590. base ball chick Posted: July 11, 2010 at 11:49 PM (#3586330)
harveys

i wouldn't be real too surprised if the astros had interest in casey because they hate chris johnson as much as they did luke scott and pedro feliz is overcooked
   591. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 11, 2010 at 11:55 PM (#3586334)
Lisa:

Well, if the Astros had anyone worth a tinker's d*rn that might be interesting. But they don't.
   592. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: July 12, 2010 at 12:15 AM (#3586346)
Bernal, we get it. We really do. You hate Ray DiPerna. You don't have to stalk him in every thread he posts. You are acting worse than him. It's not like you are the most civil poster here yourself. You may be kidding around most of the time, but you do some pretty mean spirited stuff yourself. Man up, Nancy Boy!!! You come across as the biggest ass mentioned in this thread and that takes something. Ray, at least, stakes out some positions. You're only position is "I disagree with Ray (or Nieporent.)" If you have a problem with this post, come out to Connecticut and we'll hash it out.

Now that I got that out of the way, Gary Geiger was a fourth outfielder for the Red Sox around the same time Roger Repoz was playing. I think I chose GGC as a left handed tribute to Repoz.
   593. base ball chick Posted: July 12, 2010 at 12:30 AM (#3586358)
harveys,

- sadly

yeah, trust me on this i know it - i've been looking through the teams because i was gonna do an entry on the "prospects" and - well, there really isn't anyone worth talking about except for douglas arguello and they are gonna let him rot in AA because he was signed by purpura and we all have to buy into the bullstuff that purpura was the cause of the astros fall from excellence, not the stupid owner

who still won't let them sign really GOOD propsects because they will cost $$$
   594. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: July 12, 2010 at 12:42 AM (#3586370)
You hate Ray DiPerna.


I don't hate anyone.
   595. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 12, 2010 at 01:01 AM (#3586396)
And I would absolutely NOT put Lawrie in the bigs until at least next year. The Brewers aren't going anywhere this year, so what's the rush?

I wasn't suggesting the Brewers promote Lawrie this year; I was speaking of the future. I agree with HW that McGehee's value is at its apex right now; with guys like Gamel and Lawrie on hand, the Brewers should strike while McGehee still appears to be a starting-caliber third baseman.
   596. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 12, 2010 at 01:02 AM (#3586397)
ray

to put it mildly,
you got yourself some raw nerve complaining about harvey hijacking this thread to talk about BASEBALL when you are infamous for hijacking threads to talk &*($&@$! POLITICS (and no i do NOT care if they are leftist, rightist or what-ist)


1. I don't hijack threads to talk about politics; I participate in discussions that either start out as, or turn into, politics.

There's a huge difference, Lisa.

2. This thread wasn't about baseball; it was about this site. Nevertheless, I don't mind when discussions take a new direction -- in fact, I consider that a feature, not a bug. But it seemed that Harveys just all of a sudden started game-chattering in a place where it didn't belong. That said, I will admit to being overly cranky about it.
   597. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 12, 2010 at 01:33 AM (#3586419)
2. This thread wasn't about baseball; it was about this site.
Part of the discussion was about game chatters. That someone would decide to actually game chatter in the thread that had discussed game chatters doesn't seem so criminal.
   598. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 12, 2010 at 01:39 AM (#3586422)
LA:

To follow up on trading Hart I don't think the Brewers have a clear "plan B". Gamel is scuffling at Triple A, recovering from injury and would be learning a new position. That would be a recipe for career disaster. Inglett, the bench guy? Gerut? Neither has the bat for right field. Lorenzo Cain is hitting really at AA/AAA but it's all singles. He's a pure centerfield type by the look of things. Does the Crew really expect Edmonds to hold up for the rest of the season?
   599. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 12, 2010 at 02:04 AM (#3586439)
Edmonds isn't in anyone's long-term plans. (Nice lead-off double today, though!) I just think that the same reasons that make McGehee attractive as a trade chit (decent bat, cheap price tag) are the reasons why the Brewers should keep him around. Gamel, like you said, is scuffling, and he wasn't exactly Brooks Robinson with the leather at 3B. It's a lost season, so they should try and clear some cash, see what they can get for warm bodies, etc, see if any of the AAA guys can play. While they're doing that, it's handy to have someone like McGehee, who can actually hit major league pitching on the roster as a placeholder so they might actually win a few games here and there while they rebuild.
   600. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: July 12, 2010 at 02:05 AM (#3586441)
So if your handle is something other than your real name, maybe you can post a brief blurb explaining it.


My real name is Joseph; my handle has nothing to do with it, obviously.

I change my handle a lot, because I think other people used to change their handles now and again and I felt left out. So now I change mine every few weeks, I guess because I never land on one that makes me feel good. Probably indicative of the way I approach my life, I suppose.

The only poster I know of who remembers my first appearance is Dan Werr, which is part of why I miss him and wish he didn't spend all his time hiding over in the forums. I showed up many moons ago in a thread about Whitey Herzog ######## about the lack of fundamentals in today's game. I was a migrant from the Neyer boards, and even more of a thug then than I am now. I took (unthinking) exception to Herzog's comments, and was rightly lambasted for my asshattery.

I posted under the name "Vox Populi". It's been so long that I can't remember the precise reasons, but they were sort of like this:

1. I had just learned that "man on the street" interviews in journalism were called "vox pop", and I thought that was an interesting piece of nomenclature.

2. I thought that having a Latin name might make me seem smart.

As I said, I came under a lot of fire for my comments -- which, as I recall, basically consisted of calling Whitey Herzog an old coot who didn't understand today's (ie, 2002's) game -- and felt kind of bad about it. In fact, the poster who gave me the very most #### was RETARDO, the notoriously ludditic left-winger who used to be a regular around here. I was too embarassed to keep posting as "Vox Populi", and changed it to "Voxter"; the origins of the abbreviation escape me now. (I'm fairly sure that Retardo was not the only regular to get on my case for what I'm sure were fairly ignorant comments.) These were so early in my days as an online person that Voxter has subsequently become my name in a lot of online fora, notably Baseball Toaster, where I used to flame Jon Weissman for his ill-informed opinions on television, Scott Long for his ill-informed opinions on the White Sox, and and Ken Arenson for being a million bajillion times smarter and more grown-up than me.

Anyway, that's the "short blurb" on why I am Voxter.
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