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   1. tfbg9 Posted: April 17, 2007 at 02:06 AM (#2336699)
Well, he has struck out more batters per inning at home...
   2. Repoz Posted: April 17, 2007 at 02:11 AM (#2336705)
Rob Bradford is heading to the Herald

And let's hope Posnanski to the N.Y. Daily News is next.
   3. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: April 17, 2007 at 02:21 AM (#2336714)
There's also a New Yorker piece on Manny. I check out Boston Sports Media Watch every so often, but not as often as I should.
   4. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: April 17, 2007 at 03:33 AM (#2336767)
When he releases the pitch, it is directly out in front of his body, which (especially with a white uniform) often makes the hitters lose the ball for a valuable split second.

I am having a hard time picturing this. Does it mean that Papelbon pitches over the top and as the ball descends it passes between the batter eyes and the home jersey? His delivery doesn't appear to be that distinctive from other pitchers so that he has a unique advantage.
   5. chris p Posted: April 17, 2007 at 05:55 PM (#2337103)
i don't buy it. i think he just has a good fastball.
   6. tfbg9 Posted: April 17, 2007 at 08:18 PM (#2337210)
Bradford, IIRC, recently said on the the air that he doesn't think Schilling is a HOF'er right now. If I'm remembering this right, then Bradford is a fool.
   7. Darren Posted: April 17, 2007 at 08:29 PM (#2337219)
Did he say he wasn't going to get voted in or he didn't deserve to be in? I'd put him on the borderline of deserving it and I'd say he is likely to make it.

209 wins is just not a whole lot. None of his BBRef comps through age 39 are in. Most of the guys with ERA+s around Schilling's 126 who are in Hall did it for quite a bit longer.
   8. Mister High Standards Posted: April 17, 2007 at 08:46 PM (#2337245)
Most of the guys with ERA+s around Schilling's 126 who are in Hall did it for quite a bit longer.


They also weren't potentially the greatest post season pitcher of all time... oh but I forgot the post season is just an exhibition, so it doesnt' count. Bradford is a buffoon, Curt Schilling is a slam dunk hall of famer, just like Mariano.
   9. PJ Martinez Posted: April 17, 2007 at 08:50 PM (#2337250)
We condemn rather quickly, don't we? Bradford is a "fool," a "buffoon," all because, if tfbg9 remembers correctly, he doesn't think Schilling is a Hall of Famer right now.

He's wrong about that, of course, but he's still a good baseball writer-- I tend to agree with Darren that he's best of the high-profile ones in Boston.
   10. Darren Posted: April 17, 2007 at 08:54 PM (#2337255)
They also weren't potentially the greatest post season pitcher of all time...


I'd say his postseason exploits move him from definitely not in to borderline.
   11. Mister High Standards Posted: April 17, 2007 at 08:55 PM (#2337257)
We condemn rather quickly, don't we?


Are you new to the internet?
   12. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: April 17, 2007 at 08:59 PM (#2337266)
Are you new to the internet?
Of course he's new to the internet. In fact, I would say that of all the internet users in the world today, he is the most recent one. In fact, he might actually have just been born. God only knows how a baby stumbled onto Sox Therapy, but being new to not just the internet but actually the entire realm of human existance is the ONLY possible explanation for daring to comment that was so colossally, monumnetally dumb.
   13. Josh Posted: April 17, 2007 at 10:00 PM (#2337312)
Bradford is my favorite writer - and his blog, which has fallen into desuetude, was top notch during ST.
   14. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: April 18, 2007 at 12:00 AM (#2337436)
This seems to be the active thread at ST, so I though that I'd throw this in here. Basically, I decided to track the starters this year as graphically as I could in this format. How much rest they get, game score and a DIPS based variant (both are explained here, pitch count and pitch per inning (I think that tp/ip gives a better indication if a pitcher is tired when used in conjunction with a pitch count than just looking at # of pitches thrown.) Will this be predictive of future performance? I have no clue. But it was easy enough for me to input and, who knows? It might turn out interesting to look at.

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   15. tfbg9 Posted: April 18, 2007 at 02:50 PM (#2338006)
I was mostly kidding around Dar'--Bradford's just fine, especially for a Boston sportswriter! He's totally f*cked about Schill however.

I hate the Blue Jays with increasing fervor.

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