Sunday, September 27, 2009

Not Saying, Just Sayin


Were I ask you whom ranked second on the Blue Jays pitching staff in strikeout to walk ratio and groundball rate, first in ground out to air out ratio and strikeouts per nine, third in WHIP for the season, who would say? The man who's second on the team in second half appearances with 25, over which he's struck out 35 and walked 6? Same guy? Fourth on the team in FIP with one of the highest (most damning) ERA-FIP marks on the staff?

You would have to assume that guy's pretty awesome. You'd be right.

7 comments:

  1. Yep. And he's another player misused by Cito, along with Ruiz, Accardo, Millar, Snider, Purcey (he should've never been sent down), and Carlson (overused). I used to simply think managers don't mean anything in baseball. I'll revise that: so-called "good" managers don't really mean anything because the decisions should be obvious anyway; BAD managers can actively cost you wins by not doing those aforementioned obvious things. Cito is apparently a "players manager". Isn't that just another way of saying "he needs great players to be considered a 'good manager'"?

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  2. Purcey shouldn't have been sent down? Wow.

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  3. Yeeeeeeeeah, as adept as the other ones might be, the "Purcey should never have been sent down" bit makes you stop and say, "Wait, what?"

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  4. First of all, he was sent down when Romero got hurt and Litsch was already hurt. That never made sense to me, so I'm guessing it was Cito's doing. Sure, Tallet came in and pitched very well for a while but Tallet isn't part of the long-term plans, Purcey is. He's 27 already and he's always going to have BB issues, so I don't know what they were trying to do with him by sending him down. They either panicked and/or they got fooled by the hot streak, so they sent him down instead of letting him work through it and develop.

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  5. Correction: Purcey WAS part of the long-term plans. Not so much anymore.

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  6. So I guess the unmentioned player is not as much of a mystery as we all thought. Apparently he has done a pretty good job.

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