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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2018-19
« Last post by Frank E on August 18, 2018, 04:23:34 PM »
Well, PPP has Carrick and Borgman higher than I did.
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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Last post by hockeyfan1 on August 18, 2018, 03:57:21 PM »
One thing about Stroman I was wondering about- Is his velocity down from two seasons ago? I seem to recall him hitting 94-95 fairly regularly but yesterday I saw alot of 90's and last year he frequently sat in the low 90's. I don't know if it's his overuse of the cutter (which I definitely think is a problem regardless) or if it's the affects of the blister (or just my own unfounded observations).


Stroman's velocity is definitely on a downwind this season.  His battles with shoulder inflammation and now his blistered finger problems have surely cut down his performances.

Stroman pitching (pitches) depends mostly on movement & rotation, rather than placing & power.  That alone has been a big factor in his inconsistencies (coupled with his bothersome health issues).

Here's some charts that lend credence to the above:

https://www.fangraphs.com/pitchfxo.aspx?playerid=13431&position=P&statArr=266,265&legend=1,2,3&split=base&time=season&dStatArray=SI&start=2016&end=2018&rtype=mult&gt1=15&ymin=&ymax=

https://www.fangraphs.com/pitchfxo.aspx?playerid=13431&position=P&statArr=266,265&legend=1,2,3&split=base&time=age&dStatArray=SI&start=2016&end=2018&rtype=mult&gt1=15&ymin=&ymax=
 
https://www.fangraphs.com/pitchfxo.aspx?playerid=13431&position=P&statArr=266,265&legend=1,2,3&split=base&time=game&dStatArray=SI&start=2018&end=2018&rtype=single&gt1=15&ymin=&ymax=
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Does Mirtle have a cousin working for the Leafs ala Darren Dreger? Since when does Mirtle have inside info?  Then again it's probably a reasonable guess that they'll trade or move one of those guys

He specifically said in his actual radio hit that other teams are saying Pickard has been offered in trades.
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No McBackup will be the one
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 I'm thinking Pickard will be the one to go.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Last post by herman on August 18, 2018, 10:51:13 AM »
Burke and Nonis had a similar take when running the Leafs regarding analytics, but if I recall correctly, they were being inundated with stat companies trying to break into the league by offering proprietary metrics. For the mathematically disinclined, yeah, it can definitely impede your decision making (that had proven itself effective previously). At a certain age, when youre maybe leaning towards cementing a legacy, going out on a limb that you cannot prove the load-bearing capabilities of is quite challenging.

So it is entirely understandable to me why there is resistance to change, especially to a movement/philosophy that is perceived to be out to tell everyone (and by extension you) has been wrong this whole time re: grit, fighting, hits, blocking, slapshots from the point, dressing room character, WASP values, etc.
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Last post by Bullfrog on August 18, 2018, 10:18:23 AM »
Get in the way of what? Rational thought?  As with any set of data, you have to put it in context and learn how to sift through what's valuable and what's junk.
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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« Last post by Andy on August 18, 2018, 08:23:46 AM »
Lousy!

First the Blue Jays built up a lead...then the Yankees come back...then Stanton's insurance homer...then the rain, rain, rain...the game was aborted in the seventh inning with the Yankees 7-5 winners Thursday night.

Jays starter Marcus Stroman had poor control and there is now a possibility he may head back on the DL.  Stroman's poor performance (he gave up five runs) was due to his blistered finger problems.


https://www.mlb.com/gameday/blue-jays-vs-yankees/2018/08/17/531248#game_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=531248

Yea, Stroman was really struggling out there. The home plate umpire made some brutal calls too, which wasn't helping.

One thing about Stroman I was wondering about- Is his velocity down from two seasons ago? I seem to recall him hitting 94-95 fairly regularly but yesterday I saw alot of 90's and last year he frequently sat in the low 90's. I don't know if it's his overuse of the cutter (which I definitely think is a problem regardless) or if it's the affects of the blister (or just my own unfounded observations).
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Does Mirtle have a cousin working for the Leafs ala Darren Dreger? Since when does Mirtle have inside info?  Then again it's probably a reasonable guess that they'll trade or move one of those guys
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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Lou Will Not Return
« Last post by Zee on August 18, 2018, 08:19:31 AM »

It would have gotten in the way of signing Matt Martin and Leo Komarov.
Lol that's exactly what I was thinking
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