• July 2009 Survey Question #3

    Posted by on July 23rd, 2009 · Comments (9)

    Please consider taking the following poll:

    {democracy:67}

    Thanks in advance. And, please feel free to add comments on your opinion in the comments section below.

    Comments on July 2009 Survey Question #3

    1. clintfsu813
      July 23rd, 2009 | 12:22 pm

      No way Damon makes those 2 plays that Nick made yesterday. I know Nick flubbed one, but the other 2 plays were great.

    2. bfriley76
      July 23rd, 2009 | 12:35 pm

      Doesn’t UZR rate Damon as one of the three worst outfielders in baseball this season? If that doesn’t say “Don’t Hit it to Me!” I don’t know what does.

    3. cr1
      July 23rd, 2009 | 12:56 pm

      Damon will make more bad plays, but Swisher’s bad plays will be more flamboyantly bad. So I’d rate Damon at the top of ‘don’t hit it this way’ as a normal thing, but if there’s a chance of it’s making the low-light reel, then Swisher might ‘out-don’t’ him.

    4. Evan3457
      July 23rd, 2009 | 2:02 pm

      Damon’s current UZR is -15.6 runs per 150 games.

      The other regulars in reverse order:

      A-Rod: -7.9 per 150
      Tex: -2.2 per 150
      Swisher +1.4 per 150
      Cano: + 1.6 per 150
      Jeter: +4.5 per 150
      Gardner: +15.6 per 150 (Melky: -0.9 per 150)
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      If the implication of this poll is that Swisher can’t be trusted, then I’d like to point out that the flyballs he dropped in Boston and yesterday were both in the early innings. Therefore they were not really with the game on the line, even though the one in Boston cost them a run that eventually wound up hurting them, after more runs were scored on both sides.

    5. Evan3457
      July 23rd, 2009 | 2:03 pm

      Oh, and that statistic for Teixiera makes me scratch my head. He sure doesn’t look like he’s missing that many balls out there.

    6. butchie22
      July 23rd, 2009 | 2:14 pm

      cr1 wrote:

      Damon will make more bad plays, but Swisher’s bad plays will be more flamboyantly bad. So I’d rate Damon at the top of ‘don’t hit it this way’ as a normal thing, but if there’s a chance of it’s making the low-light reel, then Swisher might ‘out-don’t’ him.

      Interesting, BUT I still don’t trust Swisher anyway! He’s either feast or famine in the field and Kay mentioned that one day he will cost them a big game in right. If the Yanks make the playoffs, it will be interesting to see who Girardi plays in left and right in lieu of the fact that Johnny Damonic and Dick are not exactly shining lights in the outfield. …an interesting conundrum indeed.

    7. clintfsu813
      July 23rd, 2009 | 2:17 pm

      The Sox did ok with Manny roaming their outfield in past Octobers

    8. redbug
      July 23rd, 2009 | 6:07 pm

      Who voted for Tex and why?

    9. OldYanksFan
      July 23rd, 2009 | 6:27 pm

      I believe UZR can be VERY inaccurate for SSS…. small being less then a season.

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