2016 Opening Day 2.0 Live Blog
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Owen Watson
8:50
Honestly, as time has gone on, I put less and less stock in defensive metrics. Dude could get a better UZR this year just because
Who_Is_Zorbist?
8:50
Kiermaier had 25% of all 100mph throws last year. Best route runner, strongest arm.
CamdenWarehouse
8:50
Walk off win for the Orioles
Park Chan ho's Beard
8:50
I wouldn't lump COL in the "rebuilding" crowd, just the "poorly run and perennially bad" crowd
Owen Watson
8:51
I was mystified by their bullpen reconstruction techniques
Bip
8:51
I think speed is way overrated when it comes to BABIP. Gordon's BABIP comes from mastering the bloop over the infielders
Owen Watson
8:51
This is why I think Kris Bryant has some regression coming this year.
Michael
8:51
How long until Bonds experiment ends in Florida? Really want the guy to succeed... I just can't imagine it's a good organization to work for.
Owen Watson
8:51
Yeah, gosh, that's like throwing a can of gasoline on a bonfire
8:52
Though I will say I am a big Bonds fan. I'd like to see him back in the game
Kvn
8:52
Wieters walk off single. Yay baseball!
Woo baseball
8:53
Would you give an extension to Belt if you were Giants? I know it depends on cost, but what would a good deal for both sides look like?
Owen Watson
8:53
I know he's had his share of injury concerns, but I have a feeling this might be the year. So yes! Maybe 5 years/15-20 per with options?
8:54
I have been all-in on Belt the past two years, and one of these years, it's going to work.
Or not, but you know.
j6takish
8:54
Pederson hits a lot of flyballs and infield fly balls. Bryant hits line drives
Owen Watson
8:54
They have very similar FB%, but you're right about the IFFB
Dave
8:55
Seeing Kershaw square around to bunt, I had the thought that he's too valuable to risk ever putting in that position. Glad he swung away instead
Owen Watson
8:55
The DH approacheth
Michael
8:55
If Gray is available... Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox most likely destinations in terms of need and assets, correct?
Owen Watson
8:55
Absolutely. I think the A's might be selling high, too...
Barry
8:56
I can't decide if my ISP is lame or if MLB.TV on Roku is horrible or what, but I'm about to pull what little hair I have out.
Owen Watson
8:56
I have Comcast and Sonic just came to my area. Really thinking about switching.
Kvn
8:56
Cubs fans just don't want to be happy do they?
Owen Watson
8:57
As an A's fan, I commiserate with the psychological buffers they've set up for themselves.
Brett Lawrie's Empty Redbull Can
8:57
Awe, poor Jeremy. At least he'll always have his three k's of Joey Votto to tell his grandkids about.
Owen Watson
8:57
He really had Votto fooled! That was really great. But yeah, I just don't buy him and never did for the Rays.
BK
8:58
who is excited for next saturday's all knuckleball match up? When's the last time it happened?
Owen Watson
8:58
Wakefield and....?
Brett Lawrie's Empty Redbull Can
8:58
Remember this fun GIF? not sure if it will translate into the chat but worth a try.
Owen Watson
8:58
CATCH THIS FOOL
Bip
8:59
re Bonds: preferably in a uniform, in the batter's box
Owen Watson
8:59
+1
Guest
8:59
It also always seems like the best coaches were the mediocre to poor players. I have no statistical evidence, just seems that way for the most part
Owen Watson
8:59
I think those players might be more predisposed to be coaches based on them having to find another way in the game, right?
Pat
9:00
Is the Padres defense bad? Or is it just me?
Donny B
9:01
Yes can you elaborate on your Bryant regression? From what I recall, he always put up high BABIP #s in the minors as well.
Owen Watson
9:02
Yeah, I just looked, holy moly. the ~15% IFH% seems unsustainable. Maybe I'm wrong, though, given the MiLB numbers.
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