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Wow, just wow, just when I start to believe in us....******* ass ****. We are the best team in the league through 24 outs. Just ******* wow. We just blew a 6-2 lead against Ruben ******* Tejada and the Mets. Furcal can't ******* field. Motte couldn't throw a strike. Wow, just ******* wow. Thats all I got to say.
You watch your mouth when talking about the Mets like that.
Not really all the time. I've never liked UZR or any of the defensive metrics no matter what I've read. Other things like FIP and SIERA I'm a huge fan of. I don't agree with everything that comes out though. My theory is trying to look at the big picture and take everything into account.
Just to add my two cents to this SABR debate, I've been pretty vocal that defensive metrics suck and I don't see them getting much better.
As far as other metrics, most are pretty awesome, but I tell people not to use anything that they don't know how it was derived. One thing worse then SABR nuts shoving stats down your throat is people who buy into the metrics without fully understanding them.
I have some other thoughts but I'm typing this from a hostel in Prague and I'm horribly hungover.
Tim Lincecum is currently not interested in a long-term contract extension that would buy out future free-agent years.
"I just don't know how I'm going to feel five years from now, or three years," Lincecum said. "That's why I'd kind of like to take things step by step and why I liked the deal I got last year." The deal he's referring to is the two-year, $23 million extension he signed that covered the first two of his four arbitration seasons. The righty said he would "definitely" be interested in doing another two-year extension to buy out his final two years of arbitration, but it sounds like he's leaning towards testing the free agent market. He did add, though, that he'd keep an open mind when approaching negotiations over the winter, so nothing is totally off the table yet.
If he weren't so ******* god awful in defense it would be a lock, probably deserves it anyways though. Why do they play him in CF, should most definitely be in LF, but I guess range isn't his problem just the throws and reading the ball