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  1. kieckeredinthehead

    Is it safe to discuss John Farrell again?

    Yeah but one season under Farrell the Blue Jays were fifth in the league in stolen bases. Fifth!
  2. kieckeredinthehead

    Is it safe to discuss John Farrell again?

    The Red Sox are playing too well to fire Farrell. It's not like there's a recent example in professional sports where a head coach, despite having his team in first place, was fired and replaced by his assistant in the middle of the season, only for the team to win the championship, solidifying...
  3. kieckeredinthehead

    Yoan Moncada

    And if that doesn't work, the Celtics could try him out at center.
  4. kieckeredinthehead

    Tek should replace JF

    The only thing that could redeem this is if in early September he showed back up as wake forest 2 Natick
  5. kieckeredinthehead

    General Playoff Thread: The Long 2nd Season

    0-5 (all threes) in the final 5 1/2 minutes plus that behind the back turnover.
  6. kieckeredinthehead

    Roenis Elias to start Friday

    I'm confused - rotation was going to be Porcello, Wright, Price. Who are they bumping? SEA has hammered RHPs, so it can't be Price. But Wright has been by far the best starter on this team, so they couldn't possibly reduce the number of starts they're trying to give him.
  7. kieckeredinthehead

    Red Sox Select LHP Jason Groome 12th Overall

    This goes both ways - the Sox have not exactly been a model organization for developing pitchers.
  8. kieckeredinthehead

    The save statistic is simplistic and stupid

    Thanks for finding those. Farrell did this pretty consistently in 2013 and 2014, bringing Koji in not just to a tied game but in the ninth inning of a tied game. That was good. I wonder why they've gotten away from it.
  9. kieckeredinthehead

    The save statistic is simplistic and stupid

    Oh wait I found one. Bottom of the 8th in St. Louis, tied, Brandon Workman gives up a single, stolen base, and intentional walk, but Cardinals don't score. Workman strikes out looking in the ninth. After giving up a single in the bottom of the ninth, Workman is pulled, and Farrell puts Koji in...
  10. kieckeredinthehead

    The save statistic is simplistic and stupid

    Did you want to share any evidence that Farrell is inclined to use his closer on the road in a tie game, that other good managers don't do it, or that it's a bad idea?
  11. kieckeredinthehead

    The save statistic is simplistic and stupid

    Maybe! I count at least six times since the beginning of 2015 when Farrell could have brought in his closer to a tie game on the road and he's never done it, but anything's possible!
  12. kieckeredinthehead

    The save statistic is simplistic and stupid

    I think it would be helpful if you could quote the post you're referring to so we can know which goalpost it is you'd like to move.
  13. kieckeredinthehead

    The save statistic is simplistic and stupid

    Cubs are 15-6 in extra innings since the beginning of 2015.
  14. kieckeredinthehead

    The save statistic is simplistic and stupid

    On July 1, 2015, the Cubs are in New York tied 0-0. Rondon brought in to the bottom of the 9th to face 6-7-8. He pitches one perfect inning. Motte pitches a scoreless tenth, Cubs score two in the 11th and James Russell gets 3-4-5 to close it. Cubs win.
  15. kieckeredinthehead

    The save statistic is simplistic and stupid

    On July 21, 2015, Cubs were in Cincinnati, tied 4-4. Maddon brings in Rondon in the bottom of the 9th to face the 8-9-1 hitters. No score. Rondon is left in for the bottom of the 10th. Reds don't score. He then goes down the order of worse relievers, who eventually hold on and the Cubs score in...