Comments on: Adam Dunn’s race to the bottom http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12991 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Mike L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12991/comment-page-1#comment-129371 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:18:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12991#comment-129371 I still think Dunn will pull out of this. But the contract itself was bizarre. Recall Ozzie last year, who, when it suited him, cursed, fulminated and sulked himself into a DH spot that was supposed to be open for rotation amongst his stable of multi-talented and versatile players, not some slow, lumbering power hitter. Check out who manned DH in 2010.

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By: Dave V. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12991/comment-page-1#comment-129360 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 02:24:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12991#comment-129360 I just was looking over some additional details on Dunn's season and see that he is hitting .123 at home, as he is 17 for 138 (compared to a whopping .196 in away games). Good lord that's awful!

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By: Rich http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12991/comment-page-1#comment-129325 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:23:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12991#comment-129325 @ 30 if Vernon Wells can be traded, anyone can

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By: Steve http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12991/comment-page-1#comment-129293 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:51:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12991#comment-129293 Dan Uggla is hittting a productive .186.

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By: Mike L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12991/comment-page-1#comment-129266 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:44:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12991#comment-129266 For the record, I have medium brown eyes, and for a decent contract, would be more than happy to take a swing or two. I can also hit 57MPH on the radar gun (but I'm a righty, so..)

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By: Nash Bruce http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12991/comment-page-1#comment-129260 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:18:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12991#comment-129260 (after 12 or so, you'll start to wonder, if you, yourself, need Lasik.)

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By: Nash Bruce http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12991/comment-page-1#comment-129258 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:16:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12991#comment-129258 ......or, more likely, the Corona Force. 😉

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12991/comment-page-1#comment-129246 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:13:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12991#comment-129246 ... is it a corollary of the Coriolis Force? 🙂

(I couldn't resist.)

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By: Timmy p http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12991/comment-page-1#comment-129240 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:43:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12991#comment-129240 @52 It's true JA, I've been on top of the eye color situation for a long time now!

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12991/comment-page-1#comment-129233 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:10:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12991#comment-129233 I wonder: Does Adam Dunn have light-blue eyes? Maybe he just learned this year that he's not supposed to see the ball as well as dark-eyed folks, and is therefore plummeting like Wile E. Coyote when he realized he had run past the cliff's edge.

That was probably a crappy attempt at humor, but I'm just flabbergasted at this "light-eyes" revelation. There was a piece about it in the NY Times on Sunday, quoting Buck Showalter to the effect of, yeah, we've known about this for years, and if you don't take eye color into consideration when assessing a player, then you're not much of a scout. OK, Buck, but it's certainly the first I've ever heard of it.

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