Listen: Baseball, Nikki Lopez And Freddy Freeman discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Anderson, Kevin McCarthy, get my first piece of fantasy baseball advice. In seven years fed the players have been hanging on waiting for a hot tip there. It is. It's the same tip that you've been reading forever, but it's even more true today. Freddy Freeman quote in his duty article as hitters. We've gone back to the idea of let's get into their bullpen, which a lot of writing was done on pitchers going away from that old idea. You think that's why should you be trying to get into the bullpen or should use hit your pitch? I don't think you should try to get into the bullpen. Now, I feel like the way that pitching is now there's such a advantage for the pitcher to getting deep counts to strikeouts, particularly that batters are so the all of the offense all the missing offense in baseball is basically to strike offense like, there's so many two strikeouts in it. So hard to hit with two strikes now. Because pitchers good at striking you out that I think that the benefit of hitting, you know, of being active early in counseling trying to hit the best pitch, you see outweighs the benefit of trying to get into the bullpen, even if you do think it is useful to get into the. Yeah. I agree. And Lastly, I wanna give you a quote that has nothing to do with any of this. I wanna go back to Nikki Lopez. Ben Kay, Nikki Lopez. Hi baseball IQ that article he has a quote in this article. This article about his life. It was written in his hometown newspaper since I was four years old. He said, everyone wanted to be an astronaut or a doctor, whatever, but I. I wanted to be a baseball player. Is that a thing all the kids wanna be doctors? But he had this unconventional dream of making the major league baseball really that dead in that everybody wants to grow up to be doctors. And Nikki Lopez was the nerd who wanted to major leaguer. Get ticked for wanting to be professional athlete this obscure sport. Gosh, I, I hope that really be dead when aspiring to be a big leaguer. I wasn't sure what the mega quote, because I thought that if he just said, Dr than I could see his point being like everybody was practical, and their parents and their counselors told them to do something practical with their life, but I start at baseball, but he also says astronaut, which is the opposite like the astronaut is the John RAV impractical like dream job for a four year old. So I'm not sure if he's saying that a baseball player. Everybody else was crazy in wanted to be astronauts, or everybody else was practical and wanted to be doctors. They're opposites. I don't know good, quote, good job. Nikki lopez. Hi baseball. I q. All"