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NEPP
Burlington, VT
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It took him 4 tries but Amaro finally got lucky on using minor league arms to build a bullpen. Honestly, its just dumb luck as it is with most young relievers. Remember when Justin DeFratus was supposed to be what Giles is now? Remember when Ethan Martin was the next big thing? Finally between Diekman, Giles, and Papelbon, there is a pretty damned good 7/8/9 inning combo. And there are a couple of other good live arms there now too.
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I do suspect, however, that Buster Posey might be the dark horse in the end for the NL batting title. He's batting something like .355 since the Break and he's been even better than that for the past 18 games with a .418 AVG. He's up to .305 now so I suspect he might just blow by Revere, Morneau and Harrison if he keeps hitting like he has been.
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- I'd rest/effectively shut down Revere and his bad leg ********** Why do people keep saying this? Are there any indications that playing on it is hurting him long-term? There doesn't seem to be so why not let him keep playing and go after the batting title?
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Supposedly he was just awful at 2B when they tried him there.
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I'm not ready to write him off but to say he's looked good is a bit silly.
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Cody is going to be fine, has a good fundamental swing and is very good at 3b. Natural ability and fundamentals will improve him with age. *************** Are we watching the same player?
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Good to hear you're okay, bap. Up to the second NL Batting Title Race action: 1. Justin Morneau: .31449631 2. Ben Revere: .31410256
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Ok, ill go out and say I dont think Howard is this bad. I still think he can hit a more modest .260/25-30HR. ********************** There are literally dozens of office softball teams that could use his bat...though some would probably still be smart to sit him against LHP.
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Ruf had a .775 OPS overall last year in 156 G/643 PA. Hardly a small sample size. That's pretty solid even accounting for his "poor" AAA .749 OPS that he posted. All-Star level? No but a hell of a lot better than our current 1B option. His full-season line in 2012 was a much more impressive 1.029 in 622 PA. His current 2014 line is a less impressive .681 OPS...but its a far smaller sample size of just 185 PA and he's been hampered by a couple injuries. His 3 year overall OPS for all levels is .887 in 1,450 PA. His whole line for that 3 years is .281 AVG/.384 OBP/.887 OPS. So, maybe give him a chance given that our current 1B has been sub-replacement level for that same period.
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you said .930 OPS, bap. Dont you remember?
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I dont recall any of those 4 ever having the numbers Ruf has had over his first 300-400 PA.
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Darin Ruf has a .000 OPS in his last 1 PAs...
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I know, I know...crazy to predict that OPS range for a guy with an .841 OPS for his career.
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.800-.850...so I'd be just as not surprised by an .800 OPS. But yeah.
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Over 60% of the time, Willie Mays didnt even get on base when he was hitting. What a bum!
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.800-.850 OPS with around 25 HRs probably. As I've said repeatedly.
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Hmm...please go find where I ever said that, clout. Good luck...because I never have.
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Come on now, Howard is 3rd in the NL in RBI this month. He's doing fine!!!
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Good to see Howard's "hot" streak is over.
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2014 OPS Howard: .676 Ruf: .812 2012-2014 OPS Howard: .716 Ruf: .830 But let's keep cherry picking to troll.
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I really hope, for his sake, that the Phillies non-tender Ruf this off-season and he's promptly picked up by a team like the As where he's given 600 PA. I'll laugh my ass off when he hits 25-30 HRs with an .800-.850 OPS while Howard posts another even more pathetic season for 50 times more money.
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Maybe this is why Ruf should be given a chance: Search Perimeters (at least 350 PA from 2012-2014 on Phillies) wOBA 1. Darin Ruf - .360 2. Chase Utley - .349 3. Carlos Ruiz - .347 4. Marlon Byrd - .343 10. Dom Brown - .315 13. Ryan Howard - .308 He's shown he can hit...better than anyone else on the roster actually. Maybe they should, I don't know, let him actually play.
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If I were Sandberg and someone up in the Org ordered me to play Howard every day, I'd bat him 4th too...and never DH him and never PH for him. I'd ride the team into the ground with the dumbest moves I possibly could till they fired me so I could stay home and collect my salary for doing nothing for the next 2+ seasons.
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Sandberg's take on RHR (Red Hot Revere): "I don’t see why he can’t have 30-35 doubles a season with the way he sprays the ball around.” And I think we're starting to see why Sandberg isn't a very good manager.
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