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(Major League Baseball) Video Michael Cuddyer's greatest hits ... all 27 consecutive games   (wapc.mlb.com) divider line 23
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2013-07-02 10:03:10 AM
Good streak... if he can keep it going to the ASB, he'll be at 40, and then people will be buzzing.
 
2013-07-02 10:05:37 AM
I find the consecutive hits streak to be one of the meaningless 'big records' in sports.
 
2013-07-02 10:19:00 AM
Borrowing from my own post in another recent thread:

So, in 1941, from May 15th through July 16th, DiMaggio had at least one hit in each of those 56 games, putting up a .408/.463/.717 line.  Very impressive.

Meanwhile, in Boston, from May 15th through July 16th of 1941, Ted Williams hit .412/.540/.684.  He had a couple 0-fers in there (including two 0-for-1s with 3 BB each), but he also had a bunch of multi-hit games.  As good as DiMaggio was, he wasn't even the best hitter in baseball during his 56-game streak.
 
2013-07-02 10:21:02 AM

MugzyBrown: I find the consecutive hits streak to be one of the meaningless 'big records' in sports.


Baseball tends to have a lot of "happy fuzzy" stats that really don't mean much.   Like "hitting for the cycle".... somehow that is more "noted" than a HR, triple and 2 doubles in a game, which, last time I checked, would be better.
 
2013-07-02 01:05:48 PM

dletter: Like "hitting for the cycle".... somehow that is more "noted" than a HR, triple and 2 doubles in a game, which, last time I checked, would be better.


David Wright did exactly that last week. No one noticed, except for the folks who felt like pointing out he was a single shy of the cycle.
 
2013-07-02 01:23:31 PM

DeWayne Mann: dletter: Like "hitting for the cycle".... somehow that is more "noted" than a HR, triple and 2 doubles in a game, which, last time I checked, would be better.

David Wright did exactly that last week. No one noticed, except for the folks who felt like pointing out he was a single shy of the cycle.


(troll) Yeah, well he only had 2 RBsI so it wasn't that good of a game for him. (/troll)

Also, doubles off John Lannan don't count.
 
2013-07-02 01:29:15 PM
So since this thread is getting ignored anyway, the Cubs just traded Feldman & Clevenger to the O's for Arrieta, Strop, and some international signing slots.

chimp_ninja: (troll) Yeah, well he only had 2 RBsI so it wasn't that good of a game for him. (/troll)


Plus, one of those came from the HR itself, so it doesn't really count.
 
2013-07-02 01:30:09 PM

DeWayne Mann: dletter: Like "hitting for the cycle".... somehow that is more "noted" than a HR, triple and 2 doubles in a game, which, last time I checked, would be better.

David Wright did exactly that last week. No one noticed, except for the folks who felt like pointing out he was a single shy of the cycle.


Exactly.... "Oh, if he'd only held up on a double, he could have had a cycle!"....????

The worst example of this is fantasy games where you get a "bonus" if your player hits for a cycle... effectively giving you more points for the cycle than the HR, 3B, 2 2B, which is super dumb.
 
2013-07-02 01:35:10 PM

DeWayne Mann: So since this thread is getting ignored anyway, the Cubs just traded Feldman & Clevenger to the O's for Arrieta, Strop, and some international signing slots.

chimp_ninja: (troll) Yeah, well he only had 2 RBsI so it wasn't that good of a game for him. (/troll)

Plus, one of those came from the HR itself, so it doesn't really count.


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2013-07-02 01:42:52 PM
Cuddy's one of the great people in baseball, he had a huge presence in the community as a Twin.  Keep on hittin!
 
2013-07-02 01:47:56 PM

dletter: Exactly.... "Oh, if he'd only held up on a double, he could have had a cycle!"....????


MLB rule 7.08(i) states that the runner is only called out for running the bases backwards "after he has acquired legal possession of a base, he runs the bases in reverse order for the purpose of confusing the defense or making a travesty of the game."

Wright could have run back to first (in a manner that did not confuse the defense) to get that cycle.  He would then just argue that cycles are really important historic things, and thus he was not "making a travesty".

But instead, Wright selfishly deprived the fans of this really important historic thing, in some sort of attempt to score more runs than the opposing team.  It's almost as bad as selfishly drawing a leadoff walk in the 9th when you're 0-for-3 and your really important historic hitting streak is on the line.  Think of the childrens.
 
2013-07-02 01:54:58 PM

regindyn: Cuddy's one of the great people in baseball, he had a huge presence in the community as a Twin.  Keep on hittin!


It would be hilarious to watch the YES network if a career .274 hitter (who has never finished a season above .300) on a top-20 team somehow made a real run at the great DiMaggio's cherished record.

Sadly, Games 56-57 would be @PIT.  Not as good as @BOS, where they would probably lob him an underhand pitch in the 1st inning while the defense sat down.  Or @NYY, where the pitcher would be under strict orders to bean him as soon as he stepped into the on-deck circle.
 
2013-07-02 02:06:49 PM
Cubs just turned around and sent 2/3 of the international money they got, plus some normal money, plus Carlos Marmol, to the Dodgers in exchange for Matt Guerrier.

This trade has me completely and totally baffled.
 
2013-07-02 02:09:01 PM
And the Cubs traded AA Ronald Torreyes to Houston for MORE international money.
 
2013-07-02 02:18:55 PM

DeWayne Mann: Cubs just turned around and sent 2/3 of the international money they got, plus some normal money, plus Carlos Marmol, to the Dodgers in exchange for Matt Guerrier.


I saw the rumor earlier today that the Dodgers were sniffing around Marmol. I thought for sure it was one of those joke rumors, that someone who was really bored just felt like putting out there.
 
2013-07-02 02:22:32 PM

Joe_diGriz: DeWayne Mann: Cubs just turned around and sent 2/3 of the international money they got, plus some normal money, plus Carlos Marmol, to the Dodgers in exchange for Matt Guerrier.

I saw the rumor earlier today that the Dodgers were sniffing around Marmol. I thought for sure it was one of those joke rumors, that someone who was really bored just felt like putting out there.


I knew Marmol & cash for Guerrier last night. Seemed more or less fair.

I have no idea why they would throw the international money in.
 
2013-07-02 02:32:16 PM
Go Rockies!
 
2013-07-02 02:33:02 PM

DeWayne Mann: I have no idea why they would throw the international money in.


Have you seen international money? It's all sorts of funny colors and designs. Can't even use it for coffee, might as well throw it into a trade.
 
2013-07-02 02:40:15 PM

Joe_diGriz: DeWayne Mann: I have no idea why they would throw the international money in.

Have you seen international money? It's all sorts of funny colors and designs. Can't even use it for coffee, might as well throw it into a trade.


Plus, some of it is made out of plastic. INSANE.

But to be slightly more serious, it's really fun watching everyone try and figure out how to value the international money flying around. To me, it feels sort of like trading a draft pick. Seems like the Cubs got a ~2nd rounder from Baltimore, sent a 3rd rounder to the Dodgers, and got a late first rounder from the Astros. But other people are treating it as being nearly worthless.
 
2013-07-02 03:02:18 PM

Joe_diGriz: DeWayne Mann: Cubs just turned around and sent 2/3 of the international money they got, plus some normal money, plus Carlos Marmol, to the Dodgers in exchange for Matt Guerrier.

I saw the rumor earlier today that the Dodgers were sniffing around Marmol. I thought for sure it was one of those joke rumors, that someone who was really bored just felt like putting out there.


I don't know.  Marmol is only 30, and from 2007-2011 he was a useful contributor.  No one questions his raw stuff, and it seems possible to at least try to coach some command into him.  You can't coach a guy to throw upper-90s heat, and there's more than a small possibility that the Cubs' pitching coaches suck at their jobs.

Guerrier is the low-risk alternative.  Unexciting, consistent, mediocre, and old enough to not learn new tricks.

If I'm LA, I know I can spend more money if Marmol continues to implode.  Let's say I think there's a 30% chance that old Marmol resurfaces.  Park him in AAA and see what happens.  That's well worth giving away an interchangeable part like Guerrier.  I can definitely go find another Guerrier.  I probably can't find a guy like old Marmol without giving up some serious resources.

Giving away the international money/picks seems like a bad gamble, but it may depend if LA is in "must win now" mode (where they discount their value), or playing the long game.
 
2013-07-02 03:07:46 PM

DeWayne Mann: But to be slightly more serious, it's really fun watching everyone try and figure out how to value the international money flying around. To me, it feels sort of like trading a draft pick. Seems like the Cubs got a ~2nd rounder from Baltimore, sent a 3rd rounder to the Dodgers, and got a late first rounder from the Astros. But other people are treating it as being nearly worthless.


I keep forgetting that MLB actually instituted a cap (more or less) on international signings. And part of the value thing is because each team looks at that market in different ways - some use it just to go after a couple of players who are near/at MLB-readiness, others use it as a supplementary draft, and some probably only pay attention to it in terms of cheap possible talent which may-or-may not work out one day.
 
2013-07-02 03:14:14 PM
Watch what he's doing. He's using the whole field. Throw him inside, he pulls the ball. Throw outside, he takes it opposite field. Down the middle, he hits it up the middle. He's using the whole field, foul pole to foul pole. It's hard to get him out when he has no vulnerabilities.

regindyn: Cuddy's one of the great people in baseball, he had a huge presence in the community as a Twin.  Keep on hittin!


Although I'm an A's fan, I really enjoyed watching him at the Metrodome. He was my favorite Twin. Always seems to have a dirty uniform.
 
2013-07-02 09:35:50 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Watch what he's doing. He's using the whole field. Throw him inside, he pulls the ball. Throw outside, he takes it opposite field. Down the middle, he hits it up the middle. He's using the whole field, foul pole to foul pole. It's hard to get him out when he has no vulnerabilities.

regindyn: Cuddy's one of the great people in baseball, he had a huge presence in the community as a Twin.  Keep on hittin!

Although I'm an A's fan, I really enjoyed watching him at the Metrodome. He was my favorite Twin. Always seems to have a dirty uniform.


This.

Not only is a multi-positional player, he probably pitches better than the afore mentioned Guerrier.
 
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