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Thread: A Realistic View at 2017 Part II

  1. #691
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Chris Sale would disagree.

    fyi...Sale was 14-2 on after July 2nd start last year. Then he went 3-8 to finish 17-10.
    In his 15 starts after July 2nd, Sale had 4 bad starts, including one with 8 ER in 5 IP. He also had these lines in the other 10 games...

    ND 8 IP 0 ER 1H 3BB
    Win 8IP 0ER 3H 3BB
    Win 9IP 2ER 7H 1BB
    ND 8IP 2ER 6H 0BB
    Loss 8IP 2 ER 6H 1BB
    Loss 8IP 2 ER 8H 1BB
    ND 8IP 2 ER 8H 4BB
    Loss 9IP 3 ER 5H 0BB
    Loss 6 IP 2 ER 6H 3BB
    Win 7IP 3ER 8H 0BB

    He was 4th in MLB in SP'er 2nd half WAR.
    5th xFIP at 3.56 (among starters with 90+ IP in the second half)
    7th in WHIP at 1.03
    11th in ERA- at 77 (among starters with 90+ IP)


  2. #692
    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    In his 15 starts after July 2nd, Sale had 4 bad starts, including one with 8 ER in 5 IP. He also had these lines in the other 10 games...

    ND 8 IP 0 ER 1H 3BB
    Win 8IP 0ER 3H 3BB
    Win 9IP 2ER 7H 1BB
    ND 8IP 2ER 6H 0BB
    Loss 8IP 2 ER 6H 1BB
    Loss 8IP 2 ER 8H 1BB
    ND 8IP 2 ER 8H 4BB
    Loss 9IP 3 ER 5H 0BB
    Loss 6 IP 2 ER 6H 3BB
    Win 7IP 3ER 8H 0BB

    He was 4th in MLB in SP'er 2nd half WAR.
    5th xFIP at 3.56 (among starters with 90+ IP in the second half)
    7th in WHIP at 1.03
    11th in ERA- at 77 (among starters with 90+ IP)

    I was using Google for them stats didn't have the patience. The only concern his velocity went down a bit.

  3. #693
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    JF won't use Kimbrel for 4 out situation but not a big deal to use him for 6 outs? OK....
    He had little choice with Barnes throwing that mess of an inning on Monday and Hembree throwing 45 pitches the other night. Ross just came off DL not a spot for him there. Abad can't be trusted yet. Kelly is Kelly. He threw 14 in the 9th. He closes the 10 th with a lead. Don't like bringing Kimbrel in with a tie game on road, but with lead... He's in there.

  4. #694
    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Boggs View Post
    The White Sox team went south as well. That 3-8 finish had something with uniforms, asking for a trade, tired of losing, not being in the race.. The Laroche thing with his kid. It all took a toll. If the Red Sox can get healthy between injuries and the flu, they will have a good year. The only thing that could stop Sale is an injury. The only way he can go 3-8 in the second half is lack of run support with the Red Sox. I be more concerned with the velocity dip as opposed a 3-8 after all star break record.

    [B]Ask yourself this. If they didn't trade for Sale..
    Bingo....It was a great get by DD. I don't care what Moncada and Kopech do. It was a good trade for the Sox.

  5. #695
    “I’m going to want the ball in that situation 10 times out of nine,” said Sale about wanting to go back and pitch the ninth. “It is what it is. Do I want to? Yeah. But at the end of the day, he’s the manager and makes the calls. Check the book. Craig’s been pretty damn good back there. We ended up winning.”

    Yes John, why didn't you just ask him? It was his game to win.

  6. #696
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    “I’m going to want the ball in that situation 10 times out of nine,” said Sale about wanting to go back and pitch the ninth. “It is what it is. Do I want to? Yeah. But at the end of the day, he’s the manager and makes the calls. Check the book. Craig’s been pretty damn good back there. We ended up winning.”

    Yes John, why didn't you just ask him? It was his game to win.
    A classic damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. If Farrell puts Sale back out there and things go wrong you know exactly what the talk would be. Why the fuck didn't Farrell save Sale the wear and tear and give the ball to Kimbrel? Kimbrel's been lights out. Fucking managerial moron.

  7. #697
    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    A classic damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. If Farrell puts Sale back out there and things go wrong you know exactly what the talk would be. Why the fuck didn't Farrell save Sale the wear and tear and give the ball to Kimbrel? Kimbrel's been lights out. Fucking managerial moron.
    Agree, you have to love the Boston media, they just love to rile up sox fans. Silverman and Cafardo had articles out that questioned Farrels decision, if they kept Sale in and he gave up the homerun they would have questioned that. Very lazy reporting.

  8. #698
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    “I’m going to want the ball in that situation 10 times out of nine,” said Sale about wanting to go back and pitch the ninth. “It is what it is. Do I want to? Yeah. But at the end of the day, he’s the manager and makes the calls. Check the book. Craig’s been pretty damn good back there. We ended up winning.”

    Yes John, why didn't you just ask him? It was his game to win.
    No. You don't ask him - managers manage. Farrell made the right move. 3-4-5 guys were getting their 4th look at Sale - always a fraught position for a pitcher. (Sale lost the Detroit start on the 4th go in the order when Farrell took too long to hit the eject button) Kimbrel has been dominant so far (and was in this appearance, struck out 5 of the 7 guys he faced).

    The move did not work - but he played the percentages.

  9. #699
    Quote Originally Posted by sk7326 View Post
    No. You don't ask him - managers manage. Farrell made the right move. 3-4-5 guys were getting their 4th look at Sale - always a fraught position for a pitcher. (Sale lost the Detroit start on the 4th go in the order when Farrell took too long to hit the eject button) Kimbrel has been dominant so far (and was in this appearance, struck out 5 of the 7 guys he faced).

    The move did not work - but he played the percentages.
    I disagree. No, you don't ask E Rod, Pomeranz nor Wright. But you ask an elite pitcher when he's pitching at a high level. It was HIS game to lose.
    Some of the best moves are the ones you DON'T make.

  10. #700
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I disagree. No, you don't ask E Rod, Pomeranz nor Wright. But you ask an elite pitcher when he's pitching at a high level. It was HIS game to lose.
    Some of the best moves are the ones you DON'T make.
    Toronto's guys getting a 4th look at Sale combined with having a pretty darn good relief option ... gotta trust Kimbrel to bring that in ... a power hitter caught a 97 mph clean, that's life

  11. #701
    I said at the time that Sale should have pitched the 9th, but it's not like Kimbrel was a horrible option. Sale was only at 102 pitches or so. I thought you'd give him a few more batters and pull him if a runner gets on. Sale was lights out yesterday.
    Rafael Devers' current OPS - .944.

    Bring him up!

  12. #702
    Quote Originally Posted by sk7326 View Post
    Toronto's guys getting a 4th look at Sale combined with having a pretty darn good relief option ... gotta trust Kimbrel to bring that in ... a power hitter caught a 97 mph clean, that's life
    Sale is good enough to overcome the whole "4th time" aspect, but I had no issue bringiung in Kimbrel.

  13. #703
    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Sale is good enough to overcome the whole "4th time" aspect, but I had no issue bringiung in Kimbrel.
    I would have not had an issue with bringing him in. But of course, Sale's loss in Detroit also involved the 4th time - it is always a challenge for pitchers. Between putting Sale out there with a quick eject button and getting Kimbrel in with a clean inning ... I don't consider that a mistake by Farrell at all

  14. #704
    Quote Originally Posted by harmony View Post
    I have James Paxton in fantasy as well but failed in my bid to get Mitch Haniger. My team likewise is reeling from Starling Marte's suspension. For the second April in a row my fantasy team lost a base-stealer with the club's second-highest salary to an 80-day PED suspension. Last year it was Dee Gordon.
    Ugh, you had Gordon last year as well. That's unfortunate. I went heavy on speed this year, losing Marte won't hurt me that much I don't think (R.Davis, Peraza, Nunez, even Betts). I even drafted Villar but I traded him for Dozier.

    Paxton wasn't as good last night (still 8 k tho), but I'm usually quite patient. Quintana & Porcello have also thrown some stinkers in the early going. Think I'm gonna have to just ride it out.

  15. #705
    There's a big difference between Sale pitching his normal game versus him pitching one of his 'outstanding' games. He was on fire yesterday. You have to pick and choose but yesterday he deserved to finish the game.

    No true Sox fan would have complained had he pitched the 9th inning.

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