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    The other Brandon on the Giants, Brandon Crawford, is also another nice player for them.
    He is! His bat has woken up quite a bit this season so far, he's already passed his homer total from last season, and leads the team in them. I think more people will know his name very soon if he keeps it up! His defense is stellar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyblue17 View Post
    He is! His bat has woken up quite a bit this season so far, he's already passed his homer total from last season, and leads the team in them. I think more people will know his name very soon if he keeps it up! His defense is stellar.
    Brian Sabean and the San Francisco Giants brass should deserve a lot of praise for building their core group from the farm.

    They produced pitchers like Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgartner, Ryan Vogelsong and Sergio Romo (Brian Wilson and Jonathan Sanchez were part of the 2010 team). Now, they have positional players to back them up like Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval leading the way and the Brandon's, Belt and Crawford adding to the cause.

    I can argue that they a much better shot to become the first team, not named the New York Yankees, to repeat as World Champions since the Toronto Blue Jays went back-to-back in 1992 and 1993 and the first team other than the Yankees to win 3+ more World Series in a single decade since their crosstown Bay Area rivals, the Oakland Athletics did it in the 1970s with their three-peat 1972-1974.

    I just don't see Sabean make his "gambling for big name" moves like he did in the past (i.e. A.J. Pierzynski).

    The 2009 Philadelphia Phillies tried to repeat after they grabbed Cliff Lee in a trade with the Cleveland Indians and also Pedro Martinez, but they failed when they lost to the Yankees in the 2009 World Series, 4-2.

    The 1996 Atlanta Braves tried to repeat when they traded for Denny Neagle and Terry Pendleton in August and signed Mark Whiten in late-June and they failed to repeat when they lost to the Yankees in the 1996 World Series, 4-2.
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    Ex yankee great Freddie Garcia is no hitting the Angels through 6.

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    Nevermind

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoVaughnEatsAlot View Post
    Ex yankee great Freddie Garcia is no hitting the Angels through 6.
    Well played with the jinx on that one.

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    Minnesota bullpen coughing it up.

    Edit: and Hanrahan just gave it right back.
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    Re: The Official Watching the Scoreboard Thread - 2013 MLB Regular Season

    Amazing and surprising how poor R.A Dickey and David Price have been so far this season.
    40 pitchers, ever, have an ERA+ of 130 or higher for their career. 15 have 140 or higher. 3 guys have 150 or higher - one is right at 150, the second place guy is at 154, and Mariano Rivera is at 205.

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    Re: The Official Watching the Scoreboard Thread - 2013 MLB Regular Season

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Muhozi View Post
    Amazing and surprising how poor R.A Dickey and David Price have been so far this season.
    Surprised at Price's poor performance. Not so much at Dickey's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    Surprised at Price's poor performance. Not so much at Dickey's.
    Price is shocking. Dickey I didn't expect him to duplicate cy-young numbers but given his past 3 seasons his numbers have jumped much more than I expected.
    Baseball is life;
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    Price is shocking. Dickey I didn't expect him to duplicate cy-young numbers but given his past 3 seasons his numbers have jumped much more than I expected.
    To me.... Dickey was pitching in the National League and in a cavernous ball park in Queens.
    I suspected he'd be exposed in the AL East with it's smaller ball parks and stronger lineups.
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    I think Dickey will still finish the season very strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapple View Post
    I think Dickey will still finish the season very strong.
    The Blue Jays really need him to otherwise the Mets straight up committed theft of the highest degree.

    Funnily enough Price managed to go 8 innings. He wasn't that bad and his defence didn't do him any favours (4R 2ER), but long may his struggles last especially with how Matt Moore has developed so far into this young season.
    40 pitchers, ever, have an ERA+ of 130 or higher for their career. 15 have 140 or higher. 3 guys have 150 or higher - one is right at 150, the second place guy is at 154, and Mariano Rivera is at 205.

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    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    To me.... Dickey was pitching in the National League and in a cavernous ball park in Queens.
    I suspected he'd be exposed in the AL East with it's smaller ball parks and stronger lineups.
    Kind of like Hiroki Kuroda?

    IDK from 2010 - 2012 Dickey threw 616 IP of 2.95 ERA, 1.150 WHIP ball. Yes I expected that to go up a bit moving to the AL with the DH v P but I didn't expect him to blow up to a 5+ ERA. Though it is still a bit of a small sample he still has time to correct it. I guess what is more troubling is the drop in his FB and associated drop in percentage he throws it. The last few years he was a pitcher who threw a lot of knuckleballs, this year it seems like he's a pure kunkleball specialist thowing it at an even higher percentage than he has in the past.
    Baseball is life;
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    Robert Allen was a bad picher before he came to the Mets.
    While pitching in the Yellowstone sized park, he suddenly became a CYA winner.
    Moving to the AL East where they use the DH, have generally stronger lineups overall as well as having smaller ball parks all around, including the one his team plays half of their games in, is a receipe for his return to 'not good'.
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    Re: The Official Watching the Scoreboard Thread - 2013 MLB Regular Season

    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    Robert Allen was a bad picher before he came to the Mets.
    Considering he didn't throw his signature pitch the knuckleball much if at all before he came to the Mets I think this is a moot point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    Considering he didn't throw his signature pitch the knuckleball much if at all before he came to the Mets I think this is a moot point.
    Untrue - he started using the knuckleball during the 2006 season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    Untrue - he started using the knuckleball during the 2006 season.
    yeah, in the minor where he spent a few seasons working on it. When he came back up in 08 he was sort of like a 33 year old rookie again almost.
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    Re: The Official Watching the Scoreboard Thread - 2013 MLB Regular Season

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    yeah, in the minor where he spent a few seasons working on it. When he came back up in 08 he was sort of like a 33 year old rookie again almost.
    Think what you'd like.
    My opinion is - he's not a very good pitcher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    Think what you'd like.
    My opinion is - he's not a very good pitcher.
    OK but 600+ MLB IP is not a small sample.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    OK but 600+ MLB IP is not a small sample.
    Neither is 491....
    All 690+ were with one NL team which could be the anomoly.

    Look - the mental part of pitching in the NL and Citi Field affected Dickey more than anything else. When you go out there and are getting outs with marginal pitches because you are playing in a park that doesn't yield tons of hits or because you're facing a weak hitting shortstop and the pitcher 4 to 8 times per game, you gain confidence.
    Also, I think the AL teams, namely the teams in the East are much more patient than what Dickey faced in the NL. They'll let the close pitches go by and wait for something more hittable.
    My guess is that Dickey puts up an ERA+ of 90ish at best.
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    His road ERA the last 3 years - 3.09, 2.99, 3.58
    His interleague ERA the last 3 years - 1.88, 2.08, 1.29

    you may or may not wind up being right about Dickey but it's not because of the reasons you list.
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    I had no idea the Cards called up Shelby Miller a while back.

    9IP/1H/13K

    Stud pitching prospects pitching like studs, sigh.

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    He retired 27 in a row after that lead off hit.
    40 pitchers, ever, have an ERA+ of 130 or higher for their career. 15 have 140 or higher. 3 guys have 150 or higher - one is right at 150, the second place guy is at 154, and Mariano Rivera is at 205.

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    What's going on here?

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