Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Detroit Tigers postseason run of incredible stories

My column:
Phil Coke: Sweet revenge after bitter regular season


Blogger Barry said...

Pat, Dirks has been a nice draft pick. He plays an average outfield and if he hits 270 he will provide value. Most importantly he not up for Arb for awhile. So that saves the Tigers $$$$ to be spent elsewhere.
I don't really have a problem with JL except JL 3B theory. His theory has to be one of the stupidest thing I have ever seen in my entire life. When you have speed on the base path and they can make quit easy send them home because the throw to the plate will also advance the runners. Even if you have Miggy coming up because he hits roughly 34% of the time with runners in scoring position but he gets out 65% of the time. Of the 34% of the hits he gets, only a 10% of his 34% hits go for extra base hits. So the success rate of scoring more than one run is 3.4% out of a hundred. It gets worst when Miggy has the base loaded, he hit 200 so the success is 2%. If he is the best hitter in baseball you have, the success rate for the other hitters are much lower. I do not, though, have a problem stopping your slow runners on the team.
JL loves to go against the odds.

9:28 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good article, Book, good candidates.

However, think you're leaving out one of the best stories. The starting pitchers have really come up strong down the stretch and into the playoffs.

JV is of course the premier pitcher in the league and has performed superbly in the playoffs, can't blame fans for taking for granted.

Fister, Sanchez and Scherzer have come on strong at end of season to complete probably the best starting pitching in the playoffs.

Their combined SOs in the last few games have been exemplary. These SOs take the pressure off a fragile defense.

Man, Fister at $508,000 salary is bargain basement.

9:34 AM 

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