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Sunday, May 20, 2012

MLB.com: Fuld to sit in on Sunday’s game broadcast

Outfielder Sam Fuld will be joining Rays broadcasters Dewayne Staats and Brian Anderson in the booth for the finale of Tampa Bay’s Interleague series with Atlanta. Fuld will primarily provide sabermetric analysis throughout the game.

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“I think that’s the one part of the game that [people] can probably make some more advancements on,” Fuld said about being able to quantify defensive ability.

Jim Wisinski Posted: May 20, 2012 at 12:53 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, rays, sabermetrics

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   1. Rafael Bellylard: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: May 20, 2012 at 01:16 PM (#4136314)
It's interesting to hear the announcers talk about the subject, mostly because they admit 1) there's a place for it, and 2) they don't understand enough about it.
   2. Dangerous Dean Posted: May 21, 2012 at 08:32 AM (#4136664)
Is Fuld hurt for a while or is he out of the game already?
   3. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: May 21, 2012 at 08:38 AM (#4136667)
He's hurt.

BTW, Fuld is about a smart a guy as you'll ever see in a baseball uniform. I know his family pretty well, extraordinary family. Fuld is a graduate of a prestigious prep school, Phillips Exeter Academy in NH; went to Stanford, did very well academically; his dad is the Dean of Liberal Arts at UNH, his mom is a well-respected, retiring State Senator. Sam Fuld is going to make more money after his playing career than he will during it...
   4. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 21, 2012 at 08:56 AM (#4136675)
It's interesting to hear the announcers talk about the subject, mostly because they admit 1) there's a place for it, and 2) they don't understand enough about it.
Brian Anderson's a really bright guy. He seems like the sort of person who'd be interested in saber stats and defensive metrics.

He's not all that polished as a broadcaster - or wasn't when he was working in Cleveland - but I've always found him to be extremely insightful.
   5. ColonelTom Posted: May 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM (#4136739)
He's also a good self-promoter by touting those defensive statistics. No need to print those glossy free-agent brochures when you can take to the airwaves!

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