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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #350: April 27, 2012, 11:52:36 AM »
Quite honestly it looks like he falls in with every other AAA hitter. Pitchers at that level know that walks won't get them promoted and attack hitters. When you take into account he went from the Eastern League (.236 ISO) to the PCL(.257 ISO) , his slugging isn't much better.

I can't see much to complain about when he's hitting .365/.370/.622/.992

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« Reply #351: April 27, 2012, 12:29:00 PM »
I can't see much to complain about when he's hitting .365/.370/.622/.992

I'm not. I think it's too early to make any statements about Norris changing his approach.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #352: April 27, 2012, 12:32:07 PM »
I definitely think he's the same patient hitter with lots of power. As you said, he's probably just not seeing a lot of balls.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #353: April 27, 2012, 01:27:07 PM »
Write up today in Fangraphs Prospects Stock Watch:
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Derek Norris, C, Oakland Athletics
Current Level: AAA
2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 9th (Washington)
Current Value: Looking Up

This past off-season’s trade from Washington to Oakland seems like the perfect fit for this on-base machine. Norris, 23, hit just .210 with 117 strikeouts in 110 double-A games in 2011 but Oakland aggressively promoted him to triple-A to begin the ’12 season. The catching prospect has responded with a great start to the year by hitting .365 with 12 extra base hits, including eight doubles and three homers, in 18 games. His walk rate is way down with just three free passes but his strikeout rate is also down significantly with just 13 Ks. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues or if it’s just a matter of small sample sizes. Rookie pitcher Tom Milone is currently looking like the best piece of the Gio Gonzalez trade so far, from Oakland’s perspective, but Norris could steal that title away from him in short order.


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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #354: April 28, 2012, 09:53:16 AM »
Astros- Recalled INF Brian Bixler from Oklahoma City (PCL).

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #355: April 29, 2012, 03:50:50 AM »
So I was waiting to try and post when the streak stopped. It hasn't. Dunn has struck out in 21 consecutive games to start the year, and he's on pace for 255 ks. Just amazing, considering the single season K record is what, 221 by Reynolds? I hope it ends soon, for his sake, but 21 straight when the old record was 15? That's just staggering.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #356: April 29, 2012, 07:03:08 AM »
No one cares but you.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #357: April 29, 2012, 07:31:59 AM »
Going into last nights game, Dunn .849 OPS with 31 K's . Brent Morel .416 OPS with 25  K's.Mark Reynolds .512 OPS with 27 K's.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #358: April 29, 2012, 08:34:36 AM »
No onw cares but you.

Jesus, I think we've found a new love almost as deep as AZ's for Dukes. Recording a K in 21 consecutive games to start a season, and on pace to break the old season record by almost 35ks, isn't significant? Just because I'm not licking Dunn's shoes like some doesn't mean I'm cheering him on with every strikeout. But to say it's a nonevent he's on pace for 255ks is laughable. The consecutive games Ked thing, yeah, I'm probably the only one who cares, but even so, to break an old half century old record by six games and counting is noteworthy.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #359: April 29, 2012, 08:36:47 AM »
White Sox fans. :roll:

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #360: April 29, 2012, 08:52:27 AM »
Going into last nights game, Dunn .849 OPS with 31 K's . Brent Morel .416 OPS with 25  K's.Mark Reynolds .512 OPS with 27 K's.

thats a decent ops and bonus he isnt named after a fungus

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #361: April 29, 2012, 10:14:13 AM »
Just because I'm not licking Dunn's shoes like some doesn't mean I'm cheering him on with every strikeout.

I think it would be completely awesome if Adam Dunn did reach 250 strikeouts, but also reached 40 home runs, 30 doubles and 100 RBIs, just to confuse everybody.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #362: April 29, 2012, 10:52:40 AM »
Jesus, I think we've found a new love almost as deep as AZ's for Dukes. Recording a K in 21 consecutive games to start a season, and on pace to break the old season record by almost 35ks, isn't significant? Just because I'm not licking Dunn's shoes like some doesn't mean I'm cheering him on with every strikeout. But to say it's a nonevent he's on pace for 255ks is laughable. The consecutive games Ked thing, yeah, I'm probably the only one who cares, but even so, to break an old half century old record by six games and counting is noteworthy.

nobody cares but you.

and it has nothing to do with having 'a new love as deep as AZ's for Dukes."

it's simply that nobody cares about Dunn's strikeouts but you.

also, I don't see anyone "licking Dunn's shoes" or whatever you said. But I DO see you crowing proudly after every game the guy strikes out.

If Dunn wasn't actually hitting well, it'd be an event. But he is hitting well, so nobody cares about his strikeouts but you.

Dunn strikes out a lot. so what? he's always struck out a lot. it's what he does, he either hits or Ks.

call me when he STOPS striking out, then we'll have an event to talk about.




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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #363: April 29, 2012, 12:54:44 PM »
nobody cares but you.

and it has nothing to do with having 'a new love as deep as AZ's for Dukes."

it's simply that nobody cares about Dunn's strikeouts but you.

also, I don't see anyone "licking Dunn's shoes" or whatever you said. But I DO see you crowing proudly after every game the guy strikes out.

If Dunn wasn't actually hitting well, it'd be an event. But he is hitting well, so nobody cares about his strikeouts but you.

Dunn strikes out a lot. so what? he's always struck out a lot. it's what he does, he either hits or Ks.

call me when he STOPS striking out, then we'll have an event to talk about.





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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #364: April 29, 2012, 06:31:13 PM »
Dunn's 3R homer in the 1st is enough to beat the red sox (and gain my fantasy team a save from Matt Thornton :az:  )  .  But he did strike out at least once.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #365: April 29, 2012, 07:24:49 PM »
Dunn's 3R homer in the 1st is enough to beat the red sox (and gain my fantasy team a save from Matt Thornton :az:  )  .  But he did strike out at least once.

I read the first sentence and was going to ask you did he strike out? Of course you read my mind. You have me on anti-ignore

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #366: April 29, 2012, 07:26:27 PM »
In truth, it was a 2R HR.  The ESPN crawl I think was wrong.  the first run scored on a Rios single.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #368: April 29, 2012, 08:39:14 PM »
Careful . . .

What...What are you gonna do beat all of us over the head with your blow-up Wibur Wood doll?   ;)

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #369: April 29, 2012, 08:41:24 PM »
Balestar got in today gave up an ER in 1.2 innings

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« Reply #370: April 29, 2012, 10:49:23 PM »
What...What are you gonna do beat all of us over the head with your blow-up Wibur Wood doll?   ;)

You make me laugh out loud -- literally.  I just may stick a pin my Wilbur Wood doll, though.  The explosion could shift the axis of the earth.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #371: April 30, 2012, 06:34:56 AM »
Balestar got in today gave up an ER in 1.2 innings

Balester has given up a run in all but one appearance this season.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #372: April 30, 2012, 07:46:31 AM »
Chad Cordero wants to make a comeback in 2013!  He's lost about 50 lbs on Weight watchers.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #373: April 30, 2012, 08:49:11 AM »
Jason Marquis gets his second win for the Twins and Hammer goes a HR short of the cycle.....

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #374: April 30, 2012, 08:58:18 AM »
Willingham 3-5 with 2B and 3B. Leads the AL in OPS+ but apparently he is not good enough for the Nats