19 Burst results for "Yapper"
"yapper" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"It's getting good players in your room when you get good players in your room any kind of analytics looks good. So that's true. No, that sounds to me like he's stuck in this earlier era of baseball where it's all about like, oh, let's go get the guy with the high on base percentage because no one else knows he's good. Right. That doesn't fly anymore, so yeah, you can go get good players. That's great. But a big part of getting good players is now is helping them get good and making them better. And using them in a way that emphasizes their skill. Yeah, and so why would you want to leave that solely to the coaches? Like I know that's how it worked historically, but I don't know that it ever made sense and it definitely doesn't make sense now that the people who have access to all this information and just this bigger brain trust upstairs, they're putting the team together, they're crafting the way that they want it to work and then they're just handing over the reins completely to someone else and just saying, well, do what you want. Hopefully you'll treat these players responsibly that we just got for you. But it's not like players are finished products now and you can just go collect them based on what they've done and just leave them alone to perform. The best teams are the best now because they're getting more out of those players and they're communicating with them in a way that helps them unlock latent abilities. So you can't just say set it and forget it. You have to make sure that you either have coaches who are very adept at making players better, like not necessarily young guns either like maybe it's Brent strahm making Zach gallen better with the Diamondbacks. Yeah. But it has to be someone who has that mindset and that familiarity with the information and that ability to communicate it. And when he's talking about every day we get ready for the game and the GM and the assistant GM would come in and they would start talking about how I should use the bullpen that night like I haven't done that for the last 40 years when you do that when these people do that, the game becomes cloudy. You're in the dugout, you know what you'd like to do, but these people have come downstairs prior to the game and they load you with stuff that's not necessarily helpful. Now a lot of this has taken me back to the 2015 Sonoma stompers and me and Sam Miller talking to Yoshi our second manager and a lot of that was about navigating okay, when do we offer this input and how do we offer it and at first we were offering too much information and so we had to boil it down to the essential pieces and we had to maybe talk before the game or after the game instead of during the game because you do want the manager and the coaches to have some sort of authority, I guess like that's the tricky part of this is like well why would the players follow their lead or listen to them if they're just puppets and they're just figureheads and mouthpieces and if they know that all of the power and all of the decisions are coming from upstairs why do you even need a manager? You need to imbue that person with some sort of power or authority in order to get players to listen to them potentially. So a lot of this is just like navigating managers losing some of their traditional power and still having to maintain some. So if you're just coming down and saying do this through that, put this guy in then put that guy in then. Then the manager might feel like, well, why do you need me to be this push button manager? I guess, you know, like you need someone to actually make the move, but if you're just yanking my chain and I'm just doing what you tell me to do, then what's the purpose of my being here? And so I guess you wouldn't want it to be so overruled to the point where it's like, well, the manager wants to do this and we want to do something different and what we say goes ultimately, I guess you'd rather be on the same page or at least like when there is some disagreement, maybe you're the ones to bend at times and let the manager have this way and maybe the manager knows something you don't. So it has to be a bit of a give and take, I guess, if you take too heavy a hand and it's just like do what I say because this is what the numbers say, then the managers probably not going to be happy and feel fulfilled in that position. And maybe the players will sense that and you might lose the Clubhouse a bit. Great, you have to have, it needs to be a relationship, right? And it needs to be one with two way communication. But, you know, I think the idea that there isn't useful feedback to be had from the front office is and that the front office can't receive useful feedback from the manager. It just needs to be something that's collaborative. You know, if for no other reason than otherwise you end up walking, a guy with the base is loaded. I was just going to say he doesn't say that here, but between the lines, was that just an FU to them. Great. Hey, you want to dictate my moves? Watch this. I'm going to walk a guy with the pacers loaded intentionally. Right, it's just, again, you want it to be a collaborative process. And the idea that you aren't going to be able to distill something useful in the face of all the information and all the expertise that is on the front office side would be just as silly as them saying, we have nothing to learn from the 40 years of experience that this guy is bringing to bear in the dugout. That doesn't seem great either. I mean, mostly I read this and feel like it reads like someone who had a bad parting with an org where there weren't clear expectations set in advance of how much sort of authority and leeway he was going to have.
"yapper" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"But you need more people to spread that greater quantity of information, I think, and teams have realized that it can be a competitive advantage to have more coaches working with more players and so I think pushing back against that and drawing a distinction between this is a coach and this is non coach, you know, do you have to have played the game to be a coach? Right. And this was one of the things I was going to say, you know, he has this bit in here about how, you know, he doesn't want analytics folks in uniform on the field and it's certainly not the only avenue that say women have to being uniformed personnel, but it's a big one and I don't know if he's really thinking about who he is potentially excluding beyond their subject matter expertise by drawing the lines that he is. I mean, I think that the teams that are using information in a way that helps their players be the best version of themselves are open to the idea that there are going to be a lot of different communication styles that you have to employ that there are going to be players who want to get really into the nitty Gritty of advanced stats and there are guys who just aren't going to care about that and you have to be able to communicate with the both ends of that spectrum and everything in between in order to successfully assemble a club. The idea that you would bring fewer voices and fewer perspectives to bear on that seems to be moving in the wrong direction. And I think that sometimes when you read interviews like this and it is kind of surprising to hear it from Madden, but it's like they use the word analytics and I'm like, what does that even mean to you? Like if you had to define what is analytics, it's just information, right? He keeps saying, I want to get the information, but I don't like this other stuff. And it's like, it's the same stuff, man. Like, you know, there's this quote later where he's like, when it comes to all this information, the players, when you're throwing your bullpen, it's not about throwing the pitch or how did it feel to execute that pitch. It's about running right to the machine. What was the spin rate? So it's the actual execution of the game that is being diminished, and I read that. And I'm like, spin is just one measure of execution, right? Like the reason you care about that is because we know that sometimes you know that that feels good, but sometimes this stuff is hard, suss out, right? Or maybe you don't have the vocabulary you need to do it, or maybe, you know, it's useful for you to have an objective measure that says this is how it felt, but this says it's not working and we're coupling that with what the coach saw in the moment and we're going to use all of that to triangulate an adjustment so that I can execute this pitch better, right? It's just information. And I don't want to be insensitive to the idea that there are times when I don't want to historicize these times. I'm sure that they still, that this still happens, but that there haven't been times when people in baseball ops haven't come in and been like, I know what's right. You're going to do it this way and if you don't, you're dumb and I'm right and you're wrong, right? That they haven't pulled the Danny DeVito and Matilda. I'm right, you're wrong, I'm thinking. You know, and then you want to use your magic powers to throw a book at them. And so I know that that still happens, right? That there can be an arrogance to the certainty that you feel like that information is bringing to you. But that can go both ways, right? Because the expertise and experience you're bringing to bear as say a former player and a coach, that's just another form of information. And if you are certain in that information, even in the face of either your communication of it, not working, or it not manifesting into results on the field, you're just as guilty, right? And so I think that the conversation, there are two conversations that need to happen and they need to happen in parallel. There's the conversation that teams and the league and everyone who has a stake in baseball even the people who aren't playing it need to have about like, what do we want this game to look like, right? And look like means a lot of different things, right? It means, how do we ensure people have access to play? What kind of rules can we put in place to incentivize scoring or make people around more or whatever, right? There's like that set of conversation. Right. And then there's like the people conversation that teams need to have internally about how do we make this information, whatever it is, whether it is a qualitative scouting report or the result of a deep statistical analysis or hi, I'm X coach. I had this experience when I was a player. Here's what I'm seeing when you're throwing this pitch and how the pronation of your wrist is affecting the way that it's delivered. How do you knit all of that information together in a way that is going to be digestible to your coaches and your players? And it isn't the information's fault when that doesn't work. Right, that is a people problem, not an information or analytics problem. And so that's what needs to be solved is how do we get these pieces to talk to each other and sort of recognize the value that they each bring, but also recognize their limitations in particular situations and, oh, it's fine that there's limitations there because if we're looking at this entire swath of data, we probably have the information we need to solve this problem. We just have to have humility collectively to pick and choose and like talk to each other about it. Anyway. And if someone's focusing on spin single mindedly to the exclusion of all else, then that might be a problem, but that's a problem with how you're communicating that information to them. And they're just like socializing, it's important, right? Right. But it's not the spins faults. The spin didn't do it. Quantify it now. So the one thing he says that I think is the most telling is when he says the baseball apps group to me their primary objective should be acquisition of players.
"yapper" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Think it would be bad. I'm just trying to imagine, oh my God. Oh, I'm like sweating. Tried to play themselves into better playoff position in an ultimately played themselves out of playoff position. I just think that you never, you never want to employ a strategy where someone can look back in hindsight and be like they were too cute. You don't try to be cute. 'cause you might be too cute. And then right. Yeah. Yeah. Having a fit. Yeah. I think that also like baseball is less susceptible to tanking, at least the type that should be a is susceptible to for a few reasons like when it's just not as advantageous to get a high draft pick and MLB as it is in other leagues. But also, I think it's like harder to lose. It's purpose. Yeah. Once you've assembled your team, you can assemble a non competitive team, but it's harder to say, okay, given the players we have on hand, we're going to reduce our odds of winning today because you have a bigger team in their more players and what are you going to do like your entire lineup? NBA, you can sit like one star and significantly impair your odds, but in baseball, as we know, like having one or two superstars doesn't make you a great team and being down to start two doesn't make you a terrible team, so there's only so much you can do realistically without making it incredibly glaring that you're doing this. So between that and the fact that there's probably not going to be so huge a difference in the standings between the teams that are in the wild card position and the teams that are just out of it, maybe there's not that huge, maybe it's like more of a, this doesn't look good because it's not great to have a team that is not as good, be rewarded for not being as good, so that's not good. Just from a optics perspective. But maybe it's not as dangerous from a competitive integrity standpoint. No, you still shouldn't do it. It's just bad. It's just so bad thing to mess with it and just do your job. Work your head down. Go in some baseball games, play in October, and let me have a happy family text threat. That's all. I want. Yeah. And also, just wanted to briefly salute what Zach gallen is doing for the Diamondbacks. I almost caught myself when we were talking about Keiko and saying that he had played for a couple of bad teams well, arguably he's only played for one. Diamondbacks, not so bad. Now, in fact, they're half a game behind the Giants in the west. How about that? How about that? I guess says as much about the Giants as it does about the Diamondbacks. But they're only three games under 500 or four games at this point and a lot of that is because Zach Allen has a 41 and a third inning scoreless streak going. Spectacular. Yeah, so he's close to entering the top ten score of a streetwise and he has already tied the record for most scoreless starts in a row, so he has tied Don Drysdale in 68 oral hershiser 88 Zac cranky 2015 with 6 scoreless starts. Of course, he has pitched fewer innings than all of those guys over those starts and significantly fewer than Hershey's or drysdale, her shows are streak of course is the record of 59, and this will be fun to watch gallon chase this dense and borsky gives him about a 2% chance, according to his new fan grafts post on the subject, but everyone's talking about gallon, there's a fan grass post about gallon in a baseball perspective post about gallon and people have been expecting big things out of gown for a while, like he was good and then he got hurt. He had a stress fracture in his arm, right? And so he was not so effective last year, but now he's healthy. He is making some changes. He's maybe throwing some higher fastballs and working more secondary stuff in basically like every other picture, I guess, but he's been better and he's been just really great lately and has propelled the Diamondbacks to respectability, so Craig Calcutta raised a question in his newsletter. He said, if gallon does keep going and challenges her scoreless innings record, there's an argument to be made that it's more impressive for it being over more starts. I mean, the more starts you make, the greater the odds you show up one day and simply don't have it or that you'll face a team with their hitting shoes on, right? I guess I understand that perspective. I still think that probably going deeper into games is harder just because it requires greater durability. It requires you to face the same hitters, multiple times in the same game. So yeah, like you're rolling the dice, I guess a little bit that you won't have it one day, maybe, but also you're having an easier assignment in each given outing. So I think if anything I would go with gallons being a tad easier, but it's an impressive accomplishment, nonetheless. And yeah, it's happening when offense is down a little bit, but so did it when drysdale did this or when her scissor did this, like, as we talked about recently, often record or near record setting performances require the conditions to be right for that, which is what makes judge and what he's doing so impressive because the conditions aren't really ripe for it. But good job Zack gallon in the Diamondbacks have been a lot more watchable lately in part because of him. Yeah, I mean, I have been to, so I was present for his start against nola when the Phillies came through, and then I was just at the ballpark to watch burns versus Bumgarner, which went the brewer's way, does not involve Zach Allen, importantly, but not because bunga earner was particularly bad, which is its own interesting, but a business. But there's just like, there are a lot of people at D back games, and they are excited about the D backs. And it's pretty cool. You know? Like, there have been stretches where that is not true. I remember, I remember in early 2021, I went to a Diamondbacks game and I think I had had, I think I had had one of my vaccine shots, but not both. And so I won, and I was like, oh, is this a bad idea? And then I was like, oh no, I'm very socially distanced. This is in fact fine, 'cause you know, it was a warm enough day that they had the roof closed because they wanted the air on. And I was like, it's still a big space, but I don't know. Is this the right thing? And then as I know it's, it's fine. And that hasn't been the experience lately. People are there and they're excited and, you know, you got gallon doing what he's doing and you have some of the young guys coming up and it's cool. It's nice to be there and see the corner start to see them starting to turn the corner, you know? It's the difference between groaning and respectable baseball. That's pretty fun. Yeah. The Diamondbacks headlines are looking up lately and last thing is that Joe Maddon former angels manager was on Jason stark's podcast starkville with Doug glanville and he had some things to say about analytics and managers, perhaps not surprising things he is maybe said some somewhat similar things since his dismissal from the angels, but he is really harping on this. He basically thinks that analytics have been taken too far and teams implementation of them have gone too far. And it's somewhat notable, I think, when he says it just because he was such a standard bearer for more progressive managers who were incorporating front office input when he was with the rays or even earlier in his time with the cubs and things have changed and he has not changed along with them and he thinks that they've changed for the worst and maybe he makes some valid points here.
"yapper" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"In victorious. No, I was texting with a friend of mine this weekend about this. He was also a Mariners fan and we were just remarking on the fact that this is just like a good baseball team. Yeah. What a weird thing. What were you thinking? I was like, yeah, it's just like they're just like a good baseball. Team, you know? Like they're playing a little bit better than their base runs record. They're like pretty spot on for their Pythagorean record of fingers. But like, there's such a good, there's just a good baseball team. So that's weird. I'm like waiting for the other shoe to drop. Well, happy for you. Happy for them. Happy for Mariners fans everywhere. We will have more Mariners content coming this way. Yeah, I mean I'm clearly going to force it into at least one segment of podcasts. I didn't want to mention along those lines, the seating issue that we discussed, not a grapefruit or orange seating issue, but seating as it pertains to playoff seating. We noted in passing the other day that it seems like with this playoff system there are times where paradoxically counterintuitively it might be better to finish behind another team just based on the match ups, which is something that rob means wrote about it, baseball perspectives recently. And Joshi and just followed up on rob's piece and pointed out this potential flaw in the playoff format as well because it seems like it's even more likely to be an issue this season now after there's a bit more separation between the Blue Jays and the Orioles now for that last AL wild card spot. It's four and a half back now, huh? Yeah, that's pretty substantial. You would not have thought that four and a half games have difference between the Blue Jays and the Orioles would seem substantial in September when the season started, but it sort of does. That's what happens when you have played each other very recently too. Yeah, true. And they will play each other more, so it's not over or anything, but it is true that it looks like it might be better now to be the number 6 seed than the number 5 seed and in many seasons that would have been the case and maybe also to be the number two seed instead of the number one seed. So as Joe notes here, the Astros are very likely almost certain to be the number one seed in the AL. They're 6 and a half games up on the Yankees or effectively with the tie breaker. They're 6 games up technically. And so the Yankees, if they get the second buy it, if they hang on here, they're 11 games up on the current AL central leader. So if we just sort of assume that things hold the way they are today, which is not a certainty, but just for the purposes of this, you could say that it would be better, Joe writes rob means proposed that the number 6 seed might be a better win in place than the number 5 seed. I'm here to tell you that as it stands today and the American League not only is it better, it's better by so much as to be worth acting upon. The number 5 seed in the AL will play a best of three on the road against a comparable team, and then advance to play the Astros, the best team in the AL, the number 6 seed will play a best of three on the road at the AL central champ at most, the 6th best team in the league. Then, because MLB isn't receding, that team will play the Yankees. And Joe says, those two pests aren't comparable, and they're not really all that close. So that's sort of a sticky situation. That's the thing, right? Like you're not, don't you mess with that nonsense. Don't do it. Yeah, that's what I was going to ask. Is this actionable in any way? Wait, what are you going to do lose? Yeah, I mean, is there any potential here? Absolutely. But probably not, right? Joe says there's no way around the conclusion that championship maximizing play in the 2022 American League is to be the number 6 succeed rather than the number 5 seed. So uh uh. And look, it's the playoffs and it's too short rounds and anything can happen, but if you are playing the odds here, you would prefer the path of the number 6 seed there. But is there anything that you realistically could actually do here? Like this is sort of a design flaw in that it is more desirable to be number 6 the number 5 and it's not just this season. It would be many seasons. But also the answer is they should recede. Right. Yes. Yeah. That's the answer. Yes. So Joe says that the AO central winner could play well enough to seem as much a threat as the top wild card team there could be enough separation between the number 5 and number 6 teams to make this a moot point. The Orioles could rebound and create a fight for that last playoff spot, maybe MLP Dodge is a bullet this time. But the problem isn't going away as means wrote in many seasons, playing the third division Titleist is going to be a better draw than playing the top wild card, and so the incentive to be the last wild card rather than the second one is often going to be in play, bracketing the playoffs so that the 6 three winner plays the number two seed just doubles down on that incentive. But what would you do about this? Because is there enough room between you and the team that is currently out of playing a position that you could actually risk doing whatever it is, you know? You wouldn't shut someone down because you have to play them in the playoffs, but like giving players a rest I guess would be the way that you would tank and wouldn't be completely tanking because also you're resting guys and maybe they'll be better rested come October. But like that's how you would do it, right? Just like play your September call ups more, give more rest to the top guys like you could do that in a way and even kind of camouflage it so that you would have plausible denying ability. It's not that we're taking. It's that, hey, we've had a long season and it's been a hard fought battle and now we're just giving guys a breather before we go into the playoffs, but do you have enough real estate to play with that you would take the chance, especially if you're the Mariners. So and I want to be clear, my answer isn't different for teams that aren't the Mariners. It is maybe especially true for Seattle because it's like, listen, you just gotta play past the final day of the regular season. That is your mission. You worry about what happens once you get there once you get there. Don't because look, if one believes in sort of the magic of it all, Baltimore is also a very compelling story here. So you don't want to mess, you don't want to invite that monkey part of girl. You stay away from that. Stay awake 'cause you one job. And it is to play both these are baseball because I can't keep freaking talking about this. So go do your job, but also like, look, I know you could probably camouflage it somewhat, but baseball players aren't dumb. I don't want to be the person who proposes it. I want to be in the Clubhouse when some front office nerd comes down and it's like, hey, we're going to lose a little bit to end the year. How's that sound? Yeah. Yeah, I wouldn't be in the room when that idea gets pitched. Right. 'cause I don't think it'll go very well then. I
"yapper" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"You can nail them into the ground. They're robots Ben. There's no slipping and sliding at all. Another follow-up, Craig Finn, of the hold steady. He tweeted the other day. I've spent decades of the band. Okay. I'm with you. But I wasn't getting it wrong. I wasn't thinking of a grapefruit. He said, I've spent decades in rock and roll and I've rarely encountered volume as oppressive as the everyday PA level at a Yankees game. So seconding or 30 or 515th in my Yankee Stadium take specifically about it being too loud, which is maybe not just a Yankee Stadium phenomenon. I don't know how the decibel level there compares to other ballparks. I know it's loud elsewhere as well, but they're supposed to talk to Scott Morrison and then don't end up having the opportunity. Yeah, exactly. So, you know, rock bands, they wear earplugs and they have monitors and everything so that they don't damage their hearing or if they don't, then they end up being deaf by the time that they are dinosaurs. The classic circuit, but you can't do that at inky stadium where you can, I guess most people probably don't, but it is really loud. It is quite impressively loud, and I know that makes me sound old, but I don't think it's only old people who think that. And I think it is probably louder than it used to be, not that it was like quiet when I was a kid and going to old or medium intermediate Yankee Stadium, but there's a difference between the loudness of the crowd and the loudness of the pumped in crowd noise or just the PA blather, right? If the stadium is loud because it's exciting moment and the fans are into it, that's great. That's part of the appeal. But if it's an artificial loudness, if they're just trying to make it as loud as possible by just assaulting your ears, then that's not as good. No. No, I like Ben that you shared this Yankee Stadium take the response to your take has given me new faith in Yankees fans. Let me say what I mean by that. I think that Yankees fans, maybe even to a greater degree than just your average fan of fan base chosen at random are thought to be kind of defensive, like sometimes in a reactionary way. I have maybe speculated about the instances where that is true of them on this very podcast, in fact. But the reaction that you have gotten to this take that Yankee Stadium is in fact bad. And the affirmation that you have gotten to that end from Yankees fans makes me think that we have maybe misjudged them as a group that they are in fact capable of criticism and discernment and reacting to other people's criticism and discernment by going, yeah, that's a good point rather than going, ah. Which I think is the reputation that they have. So I would like to say, hey, sorry, Yankees fans. Some of you are, in fact, fine. Yeah. Right. They have been if anything harsher in their criticism. Oh yeah. I guess it's kind of like, you know, at the end of the second episode of House of the dragon, as you may call it. And you know what? I'm fine with it. I am content with my choices, just as I imagine you are with yours. We were all making good choices for ourselves. Maybe you'll get on board eventually. Either way, I support you, but at the end of that episode, a character named corlis valerian is criticizing the king, viserys Targaryen, and he is doing so to the king's brother, Damon Targaryen, and Damon doesn't like his brother, the king either, but he's not on board with corals dissing him. So he's like, I will speak of my brother as I wish. You will not. Right. So you can criticize your own, but others can't. And so Yankees fans and maybe fans of any team, they're very vocal in their criticism of their own, at least Yankees fans are like, you know, Yankees fence at least some subset of them. The things that they will say about Aaron Boone were Brian cashman. We can't repeat on this podcast. Some of them were like, oh, you might be in prison. Or how Steinbrenner or Joey Gallo for that matter, right? Yeah, and there may be at a level where if it were some other player, it's like, okay, we can criticize that player. He's one of ours, but you can't come in here. He's wearing our uniform. It's our tribe. I was allowed to make fun of my sister. I mean, I wasn't my parents were like, that's me, don't do that. You're a little jerk. They didn't say that part. Last part, but that was sort of a tone of what they said. But I got in a fight with someone on the playground because they were being mean to learn. I was like, no, no. I get to do that. You do not. Exactly. Different. Yeah, yeah. You did daemon Targaryen of debt interaction. Equally blond. No. Yeah. I'm just saying they don't all look credibly blond. You know, that's not the biggest problem. And that's not why I'm not watching. But sometimes I see these promos and I'm like, you're not a blond. Yeah, between that and the fact that they all have the same name. I know there's a bit of a barrier for entry there. But I think maybe some people have risen to the level where it's okay if anyone criticizes them because Yankees fence would be like, yeah, see, like we've been complaining about cashman or boon or whomever all this time. And so anyone now has carte blanche to say it and it will just be reinforcing what they are already saying, or maybe it's the fact that I grew up as a Yankees fan and worked for the Yankees for a while and so I know of what I speak when I criticize Nikki stadium three. I don't know. Yeah, you have credibility. You're in a position and you have an informed perspective. Yeah. Maybe that made it go down easier. Like if I were a Red Sox fan who was coming in and being like Fenway rules, Yankee Stadium sucks. Maybe then get your back up a bit. They wouldn't go for a rhyme? Well, yes, I guess you probably would. But maybe then there'd be a bit of, okay, we got to circle the wagons here. We got to stand up for our own, but also maybe Yankee Stadium is just so bad that even Spencer like, okay. It's bad. We've been saying this all along. Thank you for recognizing this. The team, as you mentioned earlier, has not been performing as well in the second half as it was in the first. See the nice neutral way that I used to describe that. And so maybe it feels nice to complain about something else. To focus on a thing that, well, is going to hopefully be far less changing than the quality of the team both in terms of the longevity of the ballpark and the team getting better. But that, you know, is like a lower stakes thing to be worked up about in a season than the other stuff might feel like. Eh? Yeah. Yeah. Makes sense to me. Actually, I guess the other New York team is the one that is most likely to lose its division lead at this point because the mets lead over Atlanta is down to one game. One game. Yeah.
"yapper" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"It just ended, or at least the regular season did. And spoiler at the Empire State grace did not make the playoffs. What? They didn't prove after that episode, so they were two and 42 at the time. They went four and 48, the rest of the way. So. Yeah, they ended up 6 and 90, which is not nice, not nice at all. They ended up 56 games out of first place in the eastern division of the frontier league. 6 and 90 and pretty easily sealed the worst professional records of all time, at least according to the criteria that I used when I woke that up for that previous podcast. So that was wondering, hey, what happened to those Empire State grays that they've managed to turn their season around? That exactly. Just for anyone who wasn't there, they were a traveling team, they were called up to replace a team that dropped out of the league and they were composed of players who primarily had not played at that level before, so they were completely out of their depth and I was sympathetic to their plight, but they played like they were out of their depth. So hopefully it was in some ways a nice experience for those players at least to play in front of bigger crowds and against better players and everything and hopefully it wasn't too demoralizing to be beaten down by loss after loss after us, but they made some history, so at the very least they have that going for them. It's kind of a keck esque thing where it's like, well, do you want to be the owner of a record? Do you want to make history if it's that kind of history? Or would you rather not stand out in that way? Like, there's part of me that thinks, you know what? If I were one of the players on the Empire State grace, maybe it would be like a little badge of honor, you know, if I'm not someone who's going to go on to be in the big leagues and that'll be my professional playing career. At least I have the distinction of having been on arguably the least successful team ever. That's something that's a story to tell your grandkids, maybe when the sting of the losses eases the Ted. I don't think you tire grandchildren out that. I think I did them. What did you do during those years? I sold medical supplies. So toilet flappers. Yeah. They're the size of a baseball. You wouldn't believe it. Yeah. Another follow-up we talked recently about the variability in the strike call rates on check swings by umpires at first base or third base. So our pal Mark Simon of sports info solutions. He sent me a message because they do track that. They have that data. And there is quite a bit of variation. So he just looked for regular umpires, more or less, full-time umpires since 2020. And if you look at first base umpires at the high end, you have Edwin moscoso, who has called a strike on 47% of appeals when he has been at first. On the low end, you have Bruce dreckman at 8%. 8 strikes on a 101 appeals and dreckman is also a non strike color at third base. He's a 15% straight color on appeals at third base to be interesting if he were like super likely to call a strike out appeals on one side. But no, he is very unlikely to call it on either side. So I don't know how many opportunities that is for must go so, but if it is somewhat similar, like that's a pretty huge range. I mean, 8% to 47%, that is the kind of thing where I would think teams might be aware of that, whether it would affect what pitches they throw, you know, like are you gonna throw this slider in the dirt because you think someone might wave at it and if you have must go so over there, you're more likely to get the call than if you have drachman over there. I don't know. I don't know if it would rise to the level of like dictating pitch selection or whether you would just throw that because it's the pitch you want to throw regardless, but that is a pretty big range and at third base again since 2020 at the high end you have pad titchener at 47%, just like musco and then on the low end, a bunch of guys were at about 14%, including Marty foster. So again, it is like seemingly, you know, you might have to regress these rates a little bit. I don't know how many appeals you need to get the true talent, the empire's proclivity for calling the strikes or not, but we have a range here of some 5 times more likely to call strikes than others. So that's notable. Yeah, I'm very surprised that there's that much variation in the population for that. I'm trying to come up with a grand unified theory of check swings now. Yeah, I mean, some guys, again, because the rule book doesn't specify exactly what is and isn't umpires might just have their own rubrics, you know, one guy says, oh, he broke the wrist and the other guy says, he broke the plane of this or that, or whatever, or some guys just go by gut or feel. This does kind of reinforce my belief that this critter should be automated because if there's that wider range. Yeah, then there's not enough agreement around what the standard should be for it to be useful in its current iteration. Exactly. Yeah, it's like the strike zone prior to pitch FX and quest tech and stack casting everything where there was a really wide range and variability and maybe that was just too much whereas now it's much more uniform much worse standardized. There's still variation, but everyone is working around roughly the same understanding and definition of the strike zone. It seems like there's just a huge divergence among umpires when it comes to what is a called strike or not. So again, let's get the robo ups out there for the call strikes. Let's check the degree of bat movement. Yes, just for that. Just for that. Slippery slope, but just for that. No, it's not a slippery slope.
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"He also now has just the highest ERA period in a season minimum 60 innings pitched over Willis hublin who is at 9.0. I mentioned him last time too, but Keiko now at 9.2. So do you think he gets a fourth chance or do you think that's it for Dallas gecko this year? Some team going to talk themselves into former Cy Young award winner that was kind of cool. I mean, I think it would be one thing I'm going to say something that's very obvious. Are you ready for my very obvious statement then? Yes. It would be, you know, if he gave up a few fewer runs or went a few more innings per game. So if he was better. Yeah. You know, even if he gave up a lot of runs but did it in a way that was efficient on average and allowed him to throw a bunch of innings. Yeah, like there's going to be some bad team that's like, look, we still have to play all these games. They don't let us be done, you know? We just got to keep playing games. But I don't even know that the balance is quite right between him being an innings eater for you. I don't think so. No. You know, he's not that. So now he's just bad and does it like in short outings. So he didn't probably if you just left him out there to keep allowing runs, he would probably keep pitching. Yeah, but you know what? No. And he gives up enough runs that like you would be appropriately and deservedly pilloried for that. And it took him a 103 pitches to give up those 7 runs in four and two thirds. That's a lot, because, you know, you got it, like I said, you gotta throw these innings, man. You gotta play these games, even if even if you're really bad, even if you're like, I don't know, even the rockies just have to keep playing. You know, the pirates just have to keep playing. Really, most of the central just and our central just has to keep playing. And there are some bad baseball teams this year, Ben, there's some really bad baseball teams. There are. Yeah. Wow. Wow. Pitch for at least one of them. But so like, you know, they have to keep they have to keep playing, but you get to a point where you're, you know, you're the nationals. You're the reds. You're the pirates. You're the cubs. You're the rockies. You're the a's. You're, well, you know, kind of you're the rangers. The tigers or the royals were surely there is someone. Surely there is someone in the high miners of your system where you're like, let's see what that guy can do, you know? With these things don't mean anything. And we're into September. Let's see, let's see what that guy has and learn something that might help this team be better next year. You know, Kegel is not helping anyone be better known. Even if you assume that he's not a 9 ERA true. He has a 5.52 5th and his rest of season Zipp's projection is right in line with that 5.62 ERA, but even if that's how good or bad he is at this point. Let alone the fact that, yeah, maybe you want to just see something of someone who might have more of a future with your organization. Also, like you are bound to have someone in triple-A who can give you a 5.6 ERA. So there's no real reason to sign Dallas unless it's like you think he's still former Cy Young award winner task guy that he could actually be good again or somewhat good or better than a replacement player, which he has shown no signs of being so far this season. So part of me wants him to be redeemed like this is not a great way to go out, obviously he's had a nice career and it would be sort of sad if he were just trounced like this and sometimes that's what it takes to end a career. You get the signal from the leak that you can not be in it anymore. But you know he's a former Cy Young winner, but he was doing it in a way that you'd think historically there have been studies about the longevity of ground ballers and sinker type guys. Like all else being equal, you want the person who misses bats, not the bat misses, don't get bad. And get hurt and everything else also. But it's not necessarily that you thought Dallas keuchel was going to be incredible forever just because he had a Cy Young season and a few other solid seasons. But it would be nice if he went out in a less ignominious way. Yeah. On the other hand, I am kind of enjoying the history of what he is doing and the unprecedented nature of the unfun facts for Dallas keuchel. So someone else talks them into giving him another look. I will be working as well. I can't encourage it, but it wouldn't shock me. See, I was just about to say, he's getting to the point of badness where it feels it's hard to watch. To bring it up. I mean, maybe there is a front office out there that looks at his sort of underlying metrics and is like, we could do something with this guy, but if that's the case, you know, I wouldn't be surprised if it required a more sustained and meaningful intervention than you're going to be able to do in four weeks, you know. I'm skeptical that that intervention necessarily exists for him just given where he is in his career and it's not like you're looking at his underlying stuff and you're like, oh no, he's really, really good, actually, secretly. And it's like, no, he's just seems like he's pretty close to cooked, but if one is to help Keiko salvage his career, that sounds like a, let's spend the off season in a pitching lab trying to do a thing, you know, and I think you're doing that in the remainder of this season, so. Right. One other update on a lack of success. So to follow up on episode 1871, where I talked to a couple of the owners of the Empire State graze of the frontier league about their team, which at the time had a historically terrible record, they had started the season zero and 35. When we talked, they were two in 42, well, the frontier league season is over.
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"So it's not as if you have to be in the dire streets that minor leaguers are to look around and have that make a lot of sense and be a good thing to do for yourself and your coworkers. But I think you're right that especially given some of the other maybe ideological preferences of at least a meaningful portion of the player pool that with living wages and something approaching a more dignified existence that maybe they look around on balance don't feel like it's worth it. But I think you'd be you'd have to be a pretty high bonus baby and have pretty meaningful disregard for the players you aren't to look around and be like, oh, this is fine. It's like, no, it's really, it's really not fine. We know it to not be fine. And I'm glad that that's how it's being recognized. Another follow-up slash correction on a recent episode I did a stat blast about the seasons where home run totals matched uniform numbers and the highest that anyone has ever had a home run total that matched their uniform number and we said that the record was 44 and noted that that had been accomplished by Willie mccovey in 1963. That is true, both of those things are true, but it was also accomplished by another number 44 and even more famous number 44 Hank Aaron, who did it in that same season, 1963. He hit 44 while wearing 44 and he also did it before mccovey, 1957, and he did it in 1966 and 1969. So four times, he hit 44 while wearing 44. So I think there was some sort of sorting issue that went on there so that he didn't show up in the results, but thanks to those of you who pointed that out. And I probably would have realized that in the moment if I were more aware of uniform numbers. But as we have both noted, that is just for both of us. Yeah. Definitely not my strength. Another follow-up in a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened, Cesar Hernandez hit a home run. His first of the season. So he was the subject of an earlier stop blast, just all about Cesar Hernandez and the fact that he hit 21 homers last year and had not hit one this year. He took 546 plate appearances to hit his first home run of this season, now as covered before he is already had an unprecedented Homer outage given his home run total last year unless he has a flurry of home runs over the rest of the season. I think he would need at least four more to tie, I think the biggest drop off from a 21 or more Homer season to the next season. And he still just has one, I think he would need 5 to be in a tie for the biggest previous drop off and also he has already far surpassed the number of plate appearances to hit a first one after a proceeding season like that. So it's historic one way or another, but he didn't get skunked. He is on the board and when he finally hit it, it was a no doubter. He didn't get cheated. You might think the guy can't hit a home run off season. It would be a well scraper defense scraper, but no, it was an upper tank shot. 398 feet out in 30 of 30 parks, according to the wood it dong, Twitter account. So glad to see him. I mean, part of me was rooting for him not to hit the Homer to be honest just because it was so improbable. But I guess I'm happy for him because he said, I'm extremely happy to get the first one out of the way. Kind of confident presumptuous of him to assume there will be a second one after that long outage, but happy to get the first one out of the way. I know last year I hit 21, hopefully I find some more consistency. The rest of the season and hit a few more, he said that hitting lead off led to a different approach at the plate, but then being back in the bottom part of the order, lower in the order allows him to be freer now that I'm hitting 6th in the lineup. I think I just have a different mentality at the plate trying to be more aggressive on certain pitches going up to bat, which, wait, if that was all about batting lead off, I don't know that that was the right mentality to have. Like I get as a lead off hitter, maybe you want to see more pitches or be more patient or set the table. You're not the person who's cleaning up. You are setting the table, but also it doesn't hurt to hit a Homer every now and then. But he did. So good for him and he is leading the nationals and hits by a lot. Just, you know, not that kind of hit, but now he has gotten that kind of hit. So he has one. Congratulations to Cesar Hernandez. I noted also that he didn't hit a home run last year after August 26th, even though he hit 21 last year. He hit zero after the 26th, so that was more than a hundred Homer was played appearances at the end of last season, too, that you can tack onto the 545 Homer with PA to start this season. So it was a long while, but when he hit one, it looked like he had done it before. It looked like a legitimate home run. I'm just happy. I think you have to have the confidence that you'll hit a second one. I'm sure he has the confidence that he'll hit 15 or 20. It's just hard to be a big leaguer if you're not, if you're not confident that it's going to go okay, right? Like you're just sitting there going, why am I getting out of bed if I'm not confident? Yeah, good point. Also, Dallas keuchel update, not as happy and update. He had a second start for the rangers and it did not go any better than the first one. He gave up 7 runs in four and two thirds, I think. It is, but not an unexpected number of friends given his previous start. So he was released by the rangers now. He has a 9.2 ERA on the season. Oh boy. I noted last time that no one has ever had such a high ERA for so many different teams in the same season.
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"Your toilet requires a three inch flapper. I swear I didn't see this. Yeah. It's orange, softball or grapefruit. So the great mindset quirky thinking along the same lines here, so they chose to go with the baseball softball comparison on the packaging, but on the website, baseball or an orange softball or a grapefruit see this is what I'm saying. Maybe they didn't have space on the packaging for both, but I think it adds clarity just to provide the fruit for comparison as well. For the less athletically inclined, but the more fruit inclined among the toilet flapping purchasing public. Don't put grapes down your toilet. No, not grapes. That would be too small for a flapper. It would just go right down. Go right through. Okay, so a couple other follow-ups here. We talked to Evan relic last week about the MLB PAs unionization effort for minor leaguers and there has been further reporting by Evan on that subject and it sounds like there has been a big milestone past, which is that a quote significant majority according to an MLBPA representative Evan spoke to a significant majority of players have voted to authorize this union representation has returned the cards that the MLBPA distributed and said, yes, I would like the MLBPA to represent me. So this now moves on to a different stage, which is the league can voluntarily recognize the union and the MLBPA sent a letter on Tuesday, asking for that voluntary formal recognition. So the ball, the baseball, the orange sized object, is in MLB's court now. They can decide whether they want to voluntarily recognize, or if they decide not to, then the NLRB can hold an election, the mob would file for an election if the voluntary recognition does not grant it. And before an election can be held more than 30% of employees have to show support, so they have already cleared that par by a wide margin. It sounds like so unless a bunch of binary Uighurs were to change their minds, having voted yes to this. If they were to change to no votes by the time that election is held, if it is held, then this seems like it's probably going to be a done deal at some point. I don't know how long they'll wait to see whether voluntary recognition will be granted or how long it would take for an election to be held if not. But if that support remains consistent and steady, then it sounds like there's a pretty good chance that this is going to happen. So that's a major milestone that has seemingly been eclipsed here. What if like your mental image of an orange is like a satsuma? You know, let's not technically an orange though, I don't think. That's not the point. They probably mean like what are they navel oranges? Is that what they're called? Yeah, I mean, you got your tangerines, you got all sorts of orange adjacent fruits. Yeah, then you got all the cross the cross pollinated fruits. You got all kinds of different hybrid fruits, you know? Yeah. Anyway, I think it's just pretty great. Maybe MLB will surprise us and voluntarily recognize the union, and I don't think they'll do it, but I mean, when we talk to Evan, his sense of it and I think we agreed was that they wouldn't have sent the cards and sort of done this and talked about it publicly if they weren't pretty confident that they were going to go to a point where they could say that the bulk of these guys support the unionization effort. I know that Francisco Lindor has come out and he's really been vocal about supporting these guys. So I think that we are on the on ramp for the lead to say, no. And then the NLR beats a facilitator vote and then we'll see where we are, I suppose. But I imagine and Evan said this too. I would be surprised if we hear a lot from them outside of very carefully worded press releases because given the state of affairs between the major league portion of the MLBPA and the league and how contentious those negotiations have been the number of existing grievances. I imagine MLB is going to be like, you can't accuse us of retaliation, you know, I think they're going to be pretty quiet so that they can try to steer clear of any of that stuff, whether they actually do steer clear of that stuff is a slightly separate question, I suppose. But I don't know, it's very, very exciting. I like this thing where we have impressive and important evolution on the labor front while having a fixed opening day. That's a selfish, there's a selfish thing to like. I'm acknowledging that. But it is nice. Yeah. Me. I guess you could say that if this is so likely to happen if an election would be held and that the MLBPA would win the day, then what does everybody have to lose by voluntarily recognizing? Like if the ultimate outcome is not in doubt, then why not just get the PR boost, whatever it would be or not suffer any PR fallout from just being obstinate about it. They just haven't seemed to care about that historically. It doesn't mean that they won't suddenly, that the particular calculus of this moment won't change the way they think about it. I could see them saying, this is very different than the way that we approach the CBA negotiation with existing players where we are trying to continue to claw back gains, but they just don't seem to often care. I think that the audience that Manfred is curious to and keen to satisfy is 30 people. The rest of us. There are technically more than 30 people, but it's ownership and not us, but maybe they'll say, you know, particularly with sentiment around unionization seemingly shifting in the population at large beyond baseball, you know, maybe things have moved for them in a way that they will they will find meaningful and they'll say, yeah, we'll voluntarily recognize and then we can kind of go from there, but they haven't even in moments when they should seemingly when they would seem to serve them well to care more about how this stuff plays with the ultimate consumers of baseball. They just haven't. Yeah, especially when it comes to labor issues, going back to even the battles with Marvin Miller. I don't think MLB owners have a long track record of bowing to the inevitable and being gracious about conceding victories. It's always have to be dragged kicking and screaming, which maybe works for them at the bargaining table, sometimes I don't know that it will make any difference. In this case, but they might just not want to give them that wind right unless they're forced to. But I guess it's not surprising that most minor leaguers would want to do this just given the long, long history of the way that minor leaguers have been treated and not made enough money and not had enough food and not have good places to live. You do that for decades and decades the whole history of the miners and basically all of the active banner leakers, careers, then I guess you shouldn't be shocked when someone comes along and says, hey, do you want better conditions? And they say yes, I would like that. That sounds nice, actually. So maybe if all along, the owners had been more generous, then perhaps players would not be as sympathetic to this appeal, but I guess this is a report you sowed sort of situation, so. Yeah. We can imagine given some of the other political leanings that we know baseball players to be sympathetic to that there might be an alternate timeline where they feel sufficiently taken care of that this isn't the avenue that they choose to pursue, which there are plenty of really compelling and good reasons for people in good workplaces to unionize.
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"And like I can conceive of a time when that is an easier thing to value, but I think you're right that I don't want to knock the 26th guy on the angels roster. But he's not keeping Aaron judge on a roster, right? The guy who is or isn't there is sort of marginal, generally. And especially if you have to run a 6 man rotation, like you're not really saving that much, but he's amazing. And we can talk about that in all kinds of different ways. It's not just his war and we should, and even if he doesn't win, it's still amazing. I don't think that there's like an obviously bad answer here. I know that there will be people who are like, there's not obviously bad answer. But I hope that the way that we use these debates is how you're suggesting, which is to heighten our appreciation of what these guys are doing because it's incredible. It gets incredible that Otani is able to do what he is. We're like officially watching Aaron judge on pace. He's now officially on pace to surpass Maris. He's on pace for his speak here on Tuesday. In a non expansion year in a non super juiced ball year. Right. Not in the PD era, whatever. It's amazing. It's amazing. And he's surpassing as we noted last week. Everyone else in the league or both leagues actually isn't ohtani second in the league in homers now in the league by which I mean the American League because we were talking about judge and his separation from college schwarber as the second most prolific home red hitter. You know what, Ben, you're right. You've hit on. You sure have hit on it. He's right there. At 32. And so this bolsters to my mind, judges case in the same way that him being ahead of schwarber and dig bolsters his case where it's like, you know, he is as far ahead as he is of two guys who like famously hit big home runs. Right? Yeah. Yeah. So what I'm saying is, I don't care if you don't apply any of these narratives to your MVP voting if you're one of those children people in the world, you don't have to give Shohei Ohtani extra credit because he is a two way player and you don't have to give Aaron judge extra credit because he is propelling the Yankees to the playoffs. You can just evaluate their on field value. And that's fine. That's all you have to consider, I think, in an MVP conversation. And maybe even that's all you should consider. I'm open to that argument too. I'm just saying we're not bound by that. None of us who are watching their seasons and are just admiring what they're doing every day. We don't have to just confine ourselves to what's their war or is this guy better than that guy? We can just marvel at the amazing things that they're doing without, I think, thinking in those narrow terms because each of them is doing something that at this point is completely unparalleled and extremely impressive. So I'm just really enjoying watching it and on Monday judge Homer hit his 54 is the third straight day in a row and then ohtani in the night cap. He hits a couple homers and doubles. And I was watching his last plate appearance of that game in which he faced position player pitcher, Cody Clemens, son of roger. Cody Clement struck him out. As impressive as it was that he had hit two hovers and doubled in that game to then strike out against a position player pitcher. That was not impressive that was equally unimpressive in the opposite direction. So, and Cody Clemens, I guess he's like, he's not a two way player, but he's like on the verge of entering sort of like half assed two way player territory in that this was, I think, his 6th outing as a pitcher. And he's not throwing hard. He's not a good pitcher, but he has a decent arm, I guess, and he is the son of Roger Clemens, so presumably he has some idea what he is doing out there. He kind of looks like a pitcher a little bit, at least until he releases the ball, maybe more than some position player pitchers do. This was his first strikeout in his 6 innings, and he got a tiny, and it was a fun moment 'cause he was just like unable to repress and suppress his smile out there. Okay, I just struck out show hirota here I am the extremely cut rate bargain basement two way player who is just pitching mop up innings and I just struck out Shohei Ohtani and ohtani because he is a good natured sort. He was smiling too. He even signed the baseball for Clemens who kept it and ohtani inscribed it with what an SD pitch, but I was getting all hyped up like, oh man, oh Tanya gets a position player pitcher. He's going to crank one out of here. He's going to hit another Homer and then nope. He struck out looking and he fouled a pitch off and in fact he kind of got a gift on a cold pitch that was in the strike zone seemingly, but was called a ball before the one that he struck out on. So yeah, kudos to Cody Clements who has a career fip. Now that is very similar to his famous fathers. That's hilarious. Baseball's hard and weird and also great. The angels also threw a shutout in that game. So they are now tied with the mets for the most shutouts in the majors this season, 17. And belief in beggar's belief and whatever the thing is, I can't believe that the angels and the mets are tied with the most shout outs above many other good teams that are not the angels. So also one last observation about the angels before Mike Trout went on the IL with his back injury or rib cage injury or both of the above, he had a one 70 WRC plus. Since he returned, I think 83 played appearances, he has a one 67 WRC plus. So yeah, I would say he's back. Rumors of his demise, et cetera, greatly exaggerated. I think he's okay. It doesn't mean that this is not going to be a long-term issue that it might not keep him off the field more going forward or that it might SAP some power at some point. I don't know, but for now, at least he appears to be more or less the same might chat that he was before he sustained this injury. So that's good news. Yeah, I'm very, very happy to have a fully operational mitral back. Yeah. You're not going to believe this, or maybe you will, but I went to corky's website while we were just talking because I was going to link on the show page to quirky toilet flappers, just citing my sources. I was kind of curious whether the baseball softball comparison would be on the website as well. I had not looked. So I found a page on the quirky site, says, what size flapper do I need? And it has all sorts of criteria here, what toy do you have here's how you know which flapper to get. This is the amazing part. Step two, if your flapper is the size of a baseball or an orange, your toilet requires a two inch flapper, step three, if your flapper is the size of a softball or a grapefruit.
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"Have collapsed the way that they have might make you less inclined to vote for him because it's been such an unconvincing play outperformance, but it's not his fault. It's the entire team around him, which of course you can say for ohtani as well, but the rest of the Yankees are good enough that judge gets them there and without judge with any mortal man as their center filter, they would probably be out of first place right now who are quite likely. Yeah, I've been thinking more and more about this and you tell me if I am overreacting to the magnitude of the money involved, whereas this incentive always exists. I think that if we're going to have the awards incentive stuff, we see in Julio Rodriguez's contract, we need to really do away with the notion that this award is at all about that player within the context of a team that is or isn't good. Yeah. Right? It's not as if there aren't already bonuses that are tied to award vote stuff. Like that already exists. We don't love that either, but that already exists. But the amount of influence that the award vote stuff can have on individual contracts. Now, if this is going to become more than norm, I really think that we need to be like, no, no, you can't care that he's on the Yankees. You're not allowed to consider that. Like maybe this is just, maybe I'm just writing an email out loud to lyrics don't. But it seems like we want to stay away from that stuff because somebody's going to need to get some money. Right, and then I guess if you were to vote that way, then you would be giving a greater likelihood of getting that incentive exercised for players who were on good teams that are spending a lot, which I guess you could say competitive balance wise that's not as bad because at least you're making teams that are maybe spending more in general spend more on those players, but it's also just not really fair to the players that it would depend on whether ownership or their front office has put talent to rent them. They get to get that money or not. So I do think that people say a lot that war can't capture a ton of value and I think they're a couple things you could mean by that. One is that you could literally mean that it could be calculated a little bit differently that he should be getting a little more credit for this or that that he could be getting more credit for his fielding as a pitcher or less of a DH penalty when he's pitching or whatever it is. That's small stuff though. That's just moving at the margins, which I guess could make a difference in this race since it's pretty close. And MVP voters do pay attention to words these days, but it's not going to make a major difference. And then something like, well, he's almost two players in a sense, but he's in one roster spot and how do you quantify that? I don't think that's a huge difference, especially if he's on a team like the angels. Well, yeah, I guess they don't anymore, but they did for most of the season. And last season. And beyond that, like, look what they've done with half their roster spots. You know, the fact that Otani is saving them one, okay, that's nice, but it just means that maybe they have one less replacement level player at the back end of that roster, I guess that's good, but I don't think that's a huge amount that would necessarily move the needle, but I think you could say that word does not capture the majesty of Otani or the difficulty of doing what he does just because there's only one person on the planet who can do what he's doing, which technically I guess you could also say about Aaron judge, right? Because no one is hitting this many home runs in meanwhile, playing senator field and being a good base runner and all of the rest of the things that he does. But he's doing something that is just in a different category in that there are no other full-time two way players, let alone ones who are among the best at both things that they do. So I think you could say, well, we're ultimately it might sum up his value fairly well, but doesn't sum up just how impressive it is that he is able to deliver his value in the form that he does, which doesn't necessarily make his team or the angels that much better, like ultimately it just boils down to he is this many played appearances in this many batter's face and here's how he performs in that playing time. So how he got to that point or the fact that he is sort of two different players in one might not actually make them better by the amount that it makes us odd by what he does, right? So there's like an aspect of the story of Otani and just like how impressive it is that he's able to do what he does that could not really be captured by any stat and that's okay, I don't know that that needs to even be a part of MVP discussions, but it's a part of just how memorable what he's doing is or how unprecedented or singular it is. So in a way, like whether he wins a piece of hardware or not, I don't want to make this sound like rap Manfred dismissing the World Series trophy as a piece of metal. I'm just saying whether he wins another MPP award or not. It's totally incredible that he's done this and everyone knows that no one else would be able to do what he's doing in the form that he does it. Like it's more conceivable I guess to imagine Shohei Ohtani playing center field and hitting 60 homers than it is to imagine judge hitting 35 homers and also being one of the best pitchers in baseball. That doesn't mean that judge shouldn't win the award. It just means, well, that's something that we can say about Tokyo. That's why he's so special, I guess, in a different way than judges special. They're both special in their own ways. That's sort of how I started this whole segment. Right. I think that awards voting regardless of whether you're dealing with a case as sort of difficult to wrangle or at least find comps for as Otani or not. You know, the statistical piece of it should be a big piece of it, right? You're trying to assess sort of who is the best who is superlative in a way that their peers are, but that should never be the end. Of your consideration like that is a starting point. And it can be a big piece of your ultimate vote, but to simply look at it in that way, I think your rate is to miss the other pieces of it that matter even if they're hard to quantify. Like you, I tend to be, I think that you can say, I think that the DH penalty is too punitive or I think that he should kind of get a bonus for being able to do both things at an extremely high level. Now, he gets a bonus in a way, right? Because he has a pitching war and he has a bad morning at the back. There he is. That's his value. And you don't get to do that with Aaron just 'cause he doesn't do the other thing, right? So in that sense, he's getting kind of a bonus, it might just be an honest accounting of his skill. But I think that there was this idea early with of tani that he's saving. He's saving a roster spot. He's getting like this production out of one spot instead of having to spend two.
"yapper" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Meg relief fangraphs and I'm joined as always by Ben Lindbergh of the ringer. Ben, I feel like I said like four different words in that kind of weirdly. Strangely. Not on purpose. I'm just like thinking back, I'm like anyway, how are you? I'm doing well. How are you? Other than your weird pronunciations. I'm gonna be in my head about it the whole episode now. But I'm otherwise fine. How was your long weekend, Ben? It was swell. I didn't notice that you said anything strange for what it was. I kept it to myself and let people go, is she okay? Yeah. Well, I did do one thing on my long weekend. Actually, I did a number of things, but this is one of them. I know we have a lot to cover today, but let's start here. I install the toilet flapper over the weekend. You know, those red rubbery things that you put in the toilet tank that control the water coming in and out and sometimes if you have to jiggle the handle, it could be an issue with the toilet, flapper, so one of those and when I installed it, I discovered that it was a baseball toilet flapper by the effectively wild definition of what makes things baseball things because I turned it over. This is a product manufactured by the company quirky kos ky quirky. Just sort of a whimsical name for a toilet repair company. It sounds like a plucky child on a sitcom. Yeah. Quirky. Get in here. Right, yeah. Quirky, yeah. It's making me think of my wife made a Montage of Hugh Laurie saying quirky in jeeps and Worcester and the night manager because their characters named corky in both of those, so he's constantly going cocky, cocky. Yeah, according to the packaging, it's the number one brand in toilet flappers. I can not independently verify that, but that's the claim. Anyway, on the back it has a flapper size guide. Okay. And there are two flapper sizes. There's the standard and there's the large. And the way that they display the sizes here is by comparing them to a baseball and a softball. So the flapper I installed was a standard two inch flapper. This is your most common 80% of toilets, according to this, have your standard flapper, I assume this is two inch diameter. And so it has a little handy sizing guide with a visual reference, and it has the flapper next to a baseball, and it says size of baseball. And then it has the large, and it has the larger flapper three inch diameter next to a softball, and it says size of softball. So that's how you're supposed to keep your standard flapper and your large flapper straight. One is the size of a baseball. One is the size of a softball. I was sort of surprised to see this. Now, naturally, I got a bit pedantic about the sizing here. I believe that the size of a baseball is really three inches. It's just a hair under three inches. And so if they're saying that the large flapper is the size of a baseball, but the standard flapper is at two incher, I think, really, the large is closer to an actual baseball size, whereas the softball would be bigger than that. But putting that aside close enough maybe, I wondered why they chose this unit of measure baseball and softball why this was the way that they would choose to display to someone who knows nothing about flappers like me, here's your standard. Here's your large. This is the one you want. You know it's the one you want because it's a baseball size, as opposed to a softball size. And you'd think that there could be other things that might be more universally recognized. Now, from what I can tell, quirky is an American company at proudly displays made in USA everywhere over the packaging. So maybe it's not selling internationally for people in some regions might be flummoxed by the baseball softball might not know how big those things are. But I wonder even in the domestic population, how many people, what percentage of people do you think would know exactly what that means, like, oh, baseball sized softball sized, do you have to have played to have a feel for that? Or do you just know it fits in your hand? Like, we've seen baseball probably. If you are in the states, even if you haven't played it yourself, you would have a decent feel for the difference in size between a baseball and softball or what a lot of Americans still be kind of like, I don't know what the difference is. I think a lot of people would know, I think that people would know, and you need something that is so it's not just how ubiquitous is this object, which I think people know about the size relative size of baseballs and softballs, but you need something that is a standard size. That's the thing. Yeah. You know, right, I was thinking like what you could go with fruits maybe. You got some variable fruit spend. Yeah. Exactly. That wildly divergent fruit. Right, that is the problem. I was thinking that you could go with like maybe an orange for the standard flapper or potentially an apple, although again, you get your different sizes of Apple. You got your standard and large apples as well. So right, I was thinking like, oh, maybe an orange is your standard flapper and then maybe a pomegranate could be like your large flapper or like, you know this thing that children play, that's not common enough. What we really need is the truly ubiquitous fruit that is the pomegranate because people have a grid. So I was thinking maybe even more familiar people. Like what about a grapefruit? Maybe a grapefruit is too big, but again it's grapefruit's kind of softball sized. Yeah. Right, so I was thinking like maybe an orange and a grapefruit and everyone would know. Although, honestly, when was the last time you held a grapefruit? I don't know. Grape juice, sure. Actual grapefruit in my hands. It's been a while. Hold on. We have to do something here. You realize that grape juice doesn't come from grapefruit. It comes from comes from grapes. Famously different fruits. Also wildly different size. This is a fruits? Yes, but they make juices out of grapefruit as well. So that's probably what I should have said. Grapefruit juice. It's different. That's what you would call the juice of grapefruits as opposed to. Excellent point. Yeah. We'll see how it confusing this is. Again, that's not confusing. Those are just two different fruits. Okay. Got me there. Yeah. I think that a baseball and a softball. I think those are, I think those are sufficiently well known in the general population. I think that relying on a I see the appeal of sporting equipment, right? Because there's regulation about size. And so it has to be, you know, basically the same size, you know? You got a baseball in Washington, you got a baseball in Florida and even though they're in very different places are probably about the same size in the same I am given to understand it's true of softballs.
"yapper" Discussed on THEMOVE
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"yapper" Discussed on DSC On Demand
"Okay sarah let's talk about the great things that were covered disgust talked about and accomplished on this radio. Show today well. Another high school teacher had sex with the students. Why why not it is. Her constitutional rights. Family were teacher was having sex with thirteen year. Old student him and now going and comfort him if he started crying sounded very nice. Did i was very comforted by. Yes unless he showed up as a man that day and then i'm not interested most great megan fox news and machine gun. Kelly time traveled together Though she made a list of pros and cons before dating him why the i roll time traveled together. Okay when time travel turns out to be true. You're going to be left behind. Seven is going to be like everybody who didn't believe doesn't get any fun. I don't wanna go. yes you do yes you do. Are you telling me you wouldn't want to time travel back fifteen years ago when britney spears was like sorta talented and popular i will not leave. It'll be by your side over the way this woman. Thank you all right and it sounds a thousand times scarier time traveling than flying. I mean wave scarier. So i can handle it. Time travel scarier than fly as the thirteen year olds kicking the windows out of thirty five thousand feet. No-one kicked the window out of my time machine. What if they do that though. They're gonna lose their mind all the time travel machine not just human history end up with the dinosaurs. Whoops you're dead. Did you see that documentary. It's just you and a dog in the delorean. It's perfect eighty eight miles an hour. Nothing went wrong with any of their their tempa. Traveling right no. We got to try to bang his mom and technically never traveled with einstein in the car. O einstein rode alone. Okay what else then. We tried to make a list of pros and cons for boyer and emily's pro is that he's just such a thoughtful good gift giver and then her con was. He's never wrong even when he's wrong. And i was starting to read by lists and i said he loves dogs more than anything and then somehow you weirdos. Twisted and interpret dad soulmates. Who time traveled together or something daughter percent true known about girls put liquor before you stick it on. The list is it. Emily very disappointing. Why didn't you put that on the pro or con list. I don't know how you would come on that one. Nah just let them get going sexual with him. Okay open the door for any sexual stuff and good girl before you stick it. Is that a pro or a concert. Obviously it's a pro okay there. You go soulmates. Can't figure out why you saw more pros all right. What else just like new england who's badmouthing america. They're cracking on american cheese. They say it's so funny. We don't have proper cheese And mean. Emily agree because if they're right there and that left the bad taste of american cheese and the guy's mouth who do not appreciate our thoughts on that and seven forty. It was battle of the sexes. Good morning cindy go crew on key mark. Mathis was busy having my claws with dagmar so he did not make it. It was paul versus the ladies popping. Scout chose were boobs or salva bags but still in the tiebreaker on his own. So guys the lead now. Ten to nine. He almost ought to get two point for today's when doing it all by himself. He's still impressive. Very impressive nice job. Paul and the did the weather. That's right guy. He did a lot today. He needs a rub down or something. What else needs some lick it before they stay over there. Hey i'm just saying like chainsaws naked jacuzzi hot tub Revived and he should be there. yes he should. okay what else. You got an email from listener. Chris does she is thirteen. Her neighbor is cheating on her husband and now that she's moving wants to know if she should tell the husband what she witnessed or just shut her yapper and i think it was the one who said you should let the wife. You know what's going on but boyer says it's too bad. He's got another mule kicking in his stall. So it's too bad. That cost blair. A dollar for analogy long. Loan analogy today. That's right. It was a playboy versus the team with listener. Not travis for beg- trillion points. The question was has a house cat ever given birth to a bear so obviously the team said yes. Boom boom boyer said no and he was right because the answer was there weather house cat who is pregnant with a panda fetus but the cat died in ammonia and did not give birth to the cub. So boyer win see. There's a bunch of mad parents who are going to light up and explode if you put a mask on their kids especially if it is a used doug diaper but finally david. We learned that. Emily has broccoli dog problems in our house. And so i'm pretty sure. I got this one hundred percent right. She's gonna put boy on a leash. Have him on all fours and watch him lick zone. Wow a great day at six o'clock. Try day on the cage..
"yapper" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"All right joe. Let's go go. You said friday's gas tanks. Quick all right. We move right on so geraldo all the one thousand dollars. I haven't figured out where i'm going to donate it with Donate to it's going to be some charity But geraldo won't pay up. Because we're all doesn't have the dignity to pay up and he's too busy screaming all the time on the. It's really incredible. How when i debate this guy on sean hannity show. I patiently listened to him spout all his misinformation nonsense. He never knows what he's talking about. He pulls fax out of context tense. No idea they're all political attacks because he's a failure and he doesn't let me get a sentence out before opening is is yapper because he has no sense of self control. He's like a child he is. He's he's like an infant. You have to like change his diaper once in a while so again i get a lot and i want to repeat this because it's important about eighty percent of the comments. I get a positive dan. Thanks for beaten back geraldo misinformation but about twenty percent. I see no point. There's no i do. And i'm sorry but i disagree. I do see appoint going on the air and combating guys misinformation because he uses republican bran to go on the air and say things that are factually inaccurate. Or he takes a fact like he did last night takes it entirely out of context and what i correct him on it. He then bets me thousand dollars. That i'm lying when he's in fact the one trying to misconstrue what's going on in florida and elsewhere. What do i mean what happened. Well i want my thousand dollars from this guy because this happened. Last night we were debating. Geraldo throws out a number about corona virus cases in florida. He says sixteen or seventeen thousand numbers meaningless folks cases doesn't mean anything because we don't know how many cases there are. Why because that's only the people who were tested meeting people who probably were showing symptoms candidly. Flora could have double the number of cases. We could have a number of symptomatic cases in new york where people aren't getting tested cases. Doesn't mean anything what we care about here in this pandemic or hospitalizations and death cases doesn't mean it's not a metric you can use because you don't know how many cases there are only. The people who are really sick are going to go get tests. I shouldn't say it's useless. It's not a useless number more useful however as hospitalizations and deaths that's very serious number. Geraldo throws the case number out never mentioned the florida deaths per capita at all because he wants to destroy rhonda. Santa's i correct him at any bets. Me loses the bet and then celebrates it here. Check this out although it around the sand. This he doesn't know the numbers. I live here in florida's twenty six per dan. It's though it's not my fault. You never know what you're talking about. It's not my your grew. Never zinser anything before you come full of you know. That's why hate coming on pretty good. You're silly arousal. Let dan toraldo. He doesn't like to do that sean. Because he always gets caught never knowing what he's thinking back and he's invented the store and his position so on we'll order. I did stick to five to be on the air with you. That's why i no though. And then you unbelievable and yuki wasn't thousand thousand dollars in that you want to put your money where you know you wanna put your money where your mouth sixteen sanjiv.
"yapper" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera
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"yapper" Discussed on Radio Fajri 99.3FM
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Cultivate Calm During Chaos With Neil Pasricha
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White Sox rookie Michael Kopech becomes latest player to apologize for racist, homophobic tweets
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