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  • Take_The_D_RH posted a comment on Like what they did with out of position players for 18

    I’m not making assumptions of likelihood. This is straight from Craig Counsel’s mouth.

    Regardless, SDS changed it. It’s not a game changer, but my points remain. However, the day my go-to argument is “why u salty, bruh?” - I’ll commit myself. 

    about 2 years ago

  • Take_The_D_RH posted a comment on Like what they did with out of position players for 18

    You guys are right. I can’t wait to see Ryan Braun drop everything when the Brewers shove him in at first.

    about 2 years ago

  • Take_The_D_RH posted a comment on Like what they did with out of position players for 18

    DRS (defensive runs saved). Since you brought up analytics, I assumed we could skip the tutorial. We are citing 2 different stats. Defense runs saved, I tend to like more. You can look DRS up on baseball reference also. So, I’m not making up data.

    We just disagree. No issue. I’m ok with SDS “fixing” this, but it just seems like a lazy out to an issue that, well, I didn’t feel to be an issue.

    On the bright side, if another non-5-tool outfielder is made the “all teams collected” reward, I have no incentive to buy live series players that I’ll never use, just to unlock a pinch hitter.

    By the way, how does the fact that Trout, Dawson, and Griffey weren’t born yet, change the point I was making? What if I use Kiner, DiMaggio, Slaughter, and Williams. Who you benching, since outfielders loose all sense of coordination when forced to stand in the dirt?

    about 2 years ago

  • Take_The_D_RH posted a comment on Like what they did with out of position players for 18

    Advanced metrics do not help your case here. Joey Votto had 10 DRS this year, which led the all first basemen. Despite 1B having the most non-catcher fielding opportunities, that number is good for 13th overall (excluding catchers). The only position not having a higher DRS is second base.

    So, the position that has the highest number of fielding opportunities (all things held equal) should have the highest DRS. That’s not the case. It’s not the case, because 90% of 1B fielding opportunities are routine putouts, with which you would have the same result, regardless the player. 

    It is all fine-and-good if you just admit that you are ok with getting rid of OOP players by any means necessary. But to act like this solution of “I forgot how to play catch” translates to reality, is utterly laughable. We can spin the difficulty of 1B any way you want, but it is a fact that 90% of fielding opportunities are, not only routine, but basically “can you catch a baseball?”. 

    To the question of “since it is so easy, why didn’t Ted Williams play first base?”. Well, because they didn’t have to put him there. However, if the 1949 Red Sox had: 2017 Mike Trout, 1981 Andre Dawson, and 1997 Ken Griffey JR - somebody is going to the infield. For reasons I’ve stated, we all know what infield position that is. And it’s the logical conclusion.

    We will have to agree to disagree, but I refuse to accept that a back-up first basemen for a JV team, would make a more serviceable first basemen than Ted Williams.

    about 2 years ago

  • Take_The_D_RH posted a comment on Like what they did with out of position players for 18

    To all the people salty about this new rule. How many of you played an infielder in the outfield?

    Comment by Oachs83 2/24/2018 4:24PM

    Me personally, I haven’t played infielders in the outfield. However, that is because there isn’t an outfield position where 90% of the responsibility is to move 6 steps to the left and catch a ball thrown by a teammate.

    about 2 years ago

  • Take_The_D_RH posted a comment on Like what they did with out of position players for 18

    It is not “whether they played the position over their career”. It’s “did they play the position during the year that the card represents”. Andre Dawson played as many games, in 1981, at corner outfield, as I did. 

    Now, I know that Dawson could have played corner outfield. I also know that Ted Williams would be more than capable of playing catch with his foot on the first base bag.

    I don’t have issues with fielding penalties for OOP, but let’s make them consistent; especially if the argument is “did they play the position during the card year”.

    about 2 years ago

  • Take_The_D_RH posted a comment on Like what they did with out of position players for 18

    Prefacing my situation at risk of exposing my bias, I have played Ted Williams at 1B since the day I unlocked him.

    I was 100% ok with the clumsy fielding of OOP players at 1B in 17. The penalty was (almost) severe enough. The development goal for penalization has shifted from (at least at 1B) “severe” to “unusable”. With numerous complaints to pick from, why was this made a target point?

    Why does nobody have issues with many flashback CF having secondary positions at the LF/RF, despite playing no games at those positions in that particular season (i.e. Andre Dawson). Why can we make the assumption that a CF can play those positions?

    Because this is a fluid transition in baseball. Just like shifting a “bat”, without a position, to 1B is a fluid transition. Ryan Braun has never played a game at first, but that will change. Why? Because he is now a “bat” without a position.

    In no way do I want to downplay the difficulty of fielding 1B, but let’s not fool ourselves. At 1B, the gap between being an “elite” or “serviceable” fielder is far more narrow than any other position.

    By the same logic that “a CF can play any OF position”, how can we also assume that, these same guys, forget how to play catch when they go to 1B? The footwork would probably be clumsy (just like 17), double play turns would be clumsy (just like 17), and the fielding of balls would be suspect (much like 17).

    The ramifications for OOP could have been tweaked. But to make a major leaguer completely forget how to use a glove is ridiculous.

    SDS went full-on Joe Maddon, and over-managed this situation.

    about 2 years ago

  • Take_The_D_RH posted a comment on People are Crazy

    How stupid do you feel for publicly admitting this right now?

    about 2 years ago

  • Take_The_D_RH posted a comment on People are Crazy

    No problem. I enjoy the fact that you feel the need to publicly cry foul for a response you received to your child-like antics. I would honestly expect no less, but I’m still amused.

    about 2 years ago

  • Take_The_D_RH posted a comment on People are Crazy

    I’m the guy he did this to. Quick pause followed by immediate FQ. By the way, I still think you’re pathetic.

    about 2 years ago