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(SB Nation)   .199-hitting 2B Jedd Gyorko sets Padres' all-time record for career home runs by second baseman, now has 31 and is sure to hit at least 4 more by end of 2014   (sbnation.com) divider line 15
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2014-08-19 04:02:41 AM  
I fail to see how paying this guy to hit baseballs makes any statistical sense, unless it's just to boost ticket sales.

/because apparently I'm in a tiny minority in thinking that 25 strike/fly outs and two home runs per game being the extent of a team's offense is boring as hell.
//wtf is this, soccer?
 
2014-08-19 05:50:53 AM  
Yeah we all know that second base is supposed to be the power position in the lineup.
 
2014-08-19 07:39:28 AM  
While it is pretty sad for that to be the Padres all-time record at 2B, it's hard to bag on Jedd since this is only his second season in the bigs and he's been on the DL plenty both years.  If he stays healthy the number should stop looking so bad in a few seasons.

/Local boy making good.
 
2014-08-19 08:02:59 AM  
How do you know he's going to hit 4 more?
 
2014-08-19 09:07:24 AM  
Mendoza line? What Mendoza line?
 
2014-08-19 09:19:28 AM  

qorkfiend: Mendoza line? What Mendoza line?


The Padres as a team can barely get across the Mendoza line.
 
2014-08-19 10:32:50 AM  
I have to say the research on that was good though, as the Twins career DH HR record being 42 is much more embarrassing than the Padres 2B one.   The Twins realize they are in the AL right, they can have a crappy fielding power player in their lineup?
 
2014-08-19 10:33:18 AM  
The saddest thing is that this puts him 47th on the franchise all-time list. Not for a season, for a career. He has 20% of the total of the Padres all-time HR leader, Nate Colbert with 163.

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2014-08-19 11:23:18 AM  

ongbok: Yeah we all know that second base is supposed to be the power position in the lineup.


Yeah, but anyone not named Rafael Belliard or Rey Ordonez ought to be able to pop out 5-10 a year. I'd like to see their franchise leader for games played at second... it's probably very telling and very low.
 
2014-08-19 11:43:35 AM  

dukeblue219: ongbok: Yeah we all know that second base is supposed to be the power position in the lineup.

Yeah, but anyone not named Rafael Belliard or Rey Ordonez ought to be able to pop out 5-10 a year. I'd like to see their franchise leader for games played at second... it's probably very telling and very low.


Baseball reference is having issues, so I can't give you any links, but the leader is Tim Flannery @ 972. Derrel Thomas is at 512, then Mark Loretta, Quilvio Veras & Roberto Alomar all had more than 400.
 
2014-08-19 11:48:15 AM  

DeWayne Mann: Baseball reference is having issues, so I can't give you any links, but the leader is Tim Flannery @ 972. Derrel Thomas is at 512, then Mark Loretta, Quilvio Veras & Roberto Alomar all had more than 400.


Wait scratch that. Bref is really having issues. Flannery only played 544 at 2B; all the rest are probably lower too.
 
2014-08-19 01:14:53 PM  

dukeblue219: ongbok: Yeah we all know that second base is supposed to be the power position in the lineup.

Yeah, but anyone not named Rafael Belliard or Rey Ordonez ought to be able to pop out 5-10 a year. I'd like to see their franchise leader for games played at second... it's probably very telling and very low.


shoot, seems Jerry Remy, Marty Barrett, Jody Reed, and Jeff Frye had a combined 5-10 career home runs in Fenway.
/Always weird to see a guy batting around .275-.300 in September with only 1 or 2 in the HR column
 
2014-08-19 02:23:36 PM  
When I go to Padres games (which isn't that frequently), I noticed that the Padres are almost always the 5th or 6th most popular team there.  You will see mostly jerseys/hats for the team they are playing, then typically Red Sox/Giants/Yankees/LA hats, then the Padres
 
2014-08-19 04:51:46 PM  

SnakeLee: When I go to Padres games (which isn't that frequently), I noticed that the Padres are almost always the 5th or 6th most popular team there.  You will see mostly jerseys/hats for the team they are playing, then typically Red Sox/Giants/Yankees/LA hats, then the Padres



That's because for years their colors were a combination of baby shiat yellow and grown up shiat brown, who wants to wear that?
 
2014-08-19 10:50:36 PM  
Three more.
 
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