Pfft, why would the D-Backs want someone who doesn't love baseball? [/J.P. Ricciardi]
This looks like a steal for Arizona. How in the world could the Reds make a deal with a team with such a stacked minor league system and get such a lousy package in return for their best player?
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Adam Dunn is a ridiculous player. His OBP is offset by his lack of baserunning ability. He is a horrible left fielder. His RISP lifetime is .224. With 2 outs and RISP, .216.
For a flyball hitter, he hits very few SF. In fact, in 2004, in 650+ PA, he had ZERO SF. Pitchers get more than that. He may be one of the least clutch players in baseball.
The Diamondbacks just traded for a slightly better Doug Frobel. Congrats.
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Also factor in that with Dunn, who as stated before is a terrible fielder, you have to displace one of your good starters.
- Conor Jackson, who is coming into his own in left field. - Mark Reynolds, team leader in RBIs - Chad Tracy, already a consistant power threat and a fine first baseman.
The best case scenario is to place Reynolds at second to cover the missing Orlando Hudson, but I shudder to think of an already shaky defensive player being moved to a position he last played in college.
Originally posted by Eddie FamousFor a flyball hitter, he hits very few SF. In fact, in 2004, in 650+ PA, he had ZERO SF. Pitchers get more than that. He may be one of the least clutch players in baseball.
Really? That was 44 PA - not a very large sample size, and while it's kind of odd he didn't get one SF, he *did* have an OPS of .974 in those situations in 2004.
This year he has 5 SF, which is tied for 14th in the NL out of over 600 players on the ESPN stats page. Does that mean he's been extra-clutchy this year? He's in the top 5% of SFs!
I know I'd like it if *my* team traded for a guy with an OPS+ of 131. You nay be right - be may be a "slightly better Doug Frobel" (though I'd doubt that's true, since Frobel's career OPS+ was 78 (!)), but using his SF total to prove it just struck me a really odd.
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Originally posted by ESPNThe Arizona Diamondbacks added a big bat Monday in their attempt to hold off the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race.
The Dodgers are doing just fine at holding themselves off. I'm still fuming over back-to-back blown leads by Jonathan Broxton and Hung-Chih Buckner.
Back-to-back blown saves? That's nothing, try being a Mets fan for a week.
Originally posted by odessasteps Jul 31 - trading deadline without waivers
Aug 31 - trading deadling with waivers. Also, post-season rosters set.
After Aug 31, trades must clear waivers and players would be ineligible for post season.
Well explaining the deadlines doesn't make it any less stupid. Either have a deadline for all trades, don't call it a trade deadline or don't have a trade deadline. Saying July 31st is the trade deadline then having a trade 10 days later, regardless of what kind of trade it is, is pretty dumb.
I believe Sabathia's current contract awards him some incentive money in the case that he wins a Cy Young. Good for him. I think he stays. He and Fausto make a potent twosome and that lineup can win ballgames.