• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

47 Excellent

About Whizzinator

  • Rank

Previous Fields

  • Add to Mailing List?

Recent Profile Visitors

767 profile views
  1. Greatest Season by a Starting Pitcher

    The challenge with him is he was in a crazy extreme pitchers situation---so one just has to decide if 'the numbers are what they are' or degree to which context matters. He was amazing, there is no question. Randy Johnson gets forgotten because Pedro was even better in the same timeframe, but some of his best years are better than pretty much anyone else's
  2. Jonathan Villar 2018 Outlook

    On base twice today and did steal a base! So to me remains an interesting guy to consider if one is in need of steals.
  3. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    That's my observation as well--it has been one of the best-run franchises for literally decades, but there's a lot of reason to wonder if that is now in the past and the current admin is not up to par. They've had several guys underwhelm/disappoint this year (Ozuna, Weaver, most of the bullpen) and others (Pham comes to mind) regress in predictable ways....that may or may not on net have been foreseeable but it's part of the record, too.
  4. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    Pretty sure players can be traded while on the DL----there just is the obvious question of whether they can pass the medical exam for the acquiring team if they are still 'disabled'
  5. July Closer Thread 2018

    Jones had a setback a week ago and is in a two-week shutdown. Anything possible there, but seems no way has back before about August 20
  6. June Closer Thread 2018

    Edwards is reportedly back throwing and due back by all-star break. If he was dropped, feels like a worthwhile add to see what happens with Morrow, as he is very likely to get the gig and succeed if there's anything long-term going on with Morrow
  7. June Closer Thread 2018

    It has the feeling that they sent him away so Kapler can't keep trying to salvage his confidence...
  8. June Closer Thread 2018

    You might, but unless you're in a k/9 league you'd be making a mistake. And even then ,you'd be making a mistake based on the win and saves. Going forward....tonight really didn't help a lot.
  9. June Closer Thread 2018

    What numbers are you looking at for the last month? Gsellman has twice as many innings with a slightly lower wOBA. While rate stats are pretty similar, when you figure in volume of usage, it's not close. I agree coming into this year I'd have said Swarzak was a better option---but it's now June, so I'm heavily weighting what they've done thus far. I think Gsellman will keep the role if he performs relative to Swarzak, but yes...anything is possible. HA...of course, i could be wrong too
  10. June Closer Thread 2018

    Personally, I'd go Gsellman. A few reasons... 1) he's been pitching better, I think, of late 2) I prefer his relatively clear opportunity over Roe's completely indecipherable one 3) Gsellman is the best pitcher of Mets options---Roe isn't (Alvarado is, imo) 4) As between Familia's health/trade vs Tampa committing to one guy I think it's a push, or the first is a better bet
  11. May Closer Thread 2018

    Ramos in for Philly—even though no longer a save opp. We’ll see whether Neris comes in for third out!
  12. Kevin Gausman 2018 Outlook

    Not really---there's essentially no pitcher ever who had a sustained BABIP like that, and that includes a lot of complete stiffs with far worse stuff. 6 k in 7 1/3 ip is not too many balls in play.
  13. Kevin Gausman 2018 Outlook

    He had a .423 BABIP last night---that is not going to continue,. There's no reason to worry about the 11 hits unless you think he's the exception to the near-universal BABIP laws
  14. May Closer Thread 2018

    Why do the closer sites think Garcia or Dominguez is the next up in Philly—-I can’t see any reason (including usage) that it wouldn’t be Hunter. Am I missing some info, or is perhaps they put Garcia there whilen Hunter was hurt and haven’t updated?
  15. May Closer Thread 2018

    Any word on who was warming for angels? Not a save situation ,but knowing who was up before they added the 7th-8th runs still data that might help. Bedrosian came in, so perhaps he was the plan all along? Such a messy situation.