Comments on: News & notes: Lilly, Floyd, Posada, Young, Greinke http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6763 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6763/comment-page-1#comment-25319 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 15:43:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6763#comment-25319 As for the Mets, I always rooted for them back when Stengel was mnanaging them -- but then, I always rooted for the coyote in the road runner cartoons, too, and voted for McGovern in '72.

]]>
By: rico petrocelli http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6763/comment-page-1#comment-25252 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 23:40:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6763#comment-25252 Twisto,

You gotta reconsider The Nation.

Surly, c'mon....the Mets are the 'other' white meat. They ruled NY for years before the Hegemony kicked in in 1995 or so. Remember the feeling of potential when they one that game in the 2000 Series. We all got on the boat forthe one minute they shone, We were all counting on you. Then...how many years in a row of feeble collapse? Reminds me of what I grew up with with the Sox. It builds character. Win something, we'll all cheer.

]]>
By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6763/comment-page-1#comment-25175 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:46:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6763#comment-25175 And leave us not forget The Only Nolan -- five years, five teams, five losing records. His Quickstep days were the crest of his career!

]]>
By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6763/comment-page-1#comment-25142 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 05:15:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6763#comment-25142 Oyster Burns http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/burnsoy01.shtml survived his Quickstep debut (and his nickname) to go on to a decent career.

]]>
By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6763/comment-page-1#comment-25134 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 03:57:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6763#comment-25134 The damn Quicksteps couldn't even bother to finish the season. I'm biased against them too!

I'd ask if anyone on the team ended up having a reputable career anywhere else, but since half the names on the roster have question marks after them, I'm guessing not.

]]>
By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6763/comment-page-1#comment-25133 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 03:55:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6763#comment-25133 King Felix had a great season last year, but he was supported by an extraordinary defense, while Greinke pitched in front of a pretty bad one. If you take that into account, I think Greinke looks notably better.

]]>
By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6763/comment-page-1#comment-25127 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 03:08:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6763#comment-25127 There are over 20 players who hit grand slams in two consecutive games, starting with Jimmy Bannon for Boston on 6 and 7 August 1894 and most recently (before Posada) Carlos Beltran for the Mets 16 and 18 July 2006. Babe Ruth did it twice. Robin Ventura hit slams in both games of a doubleheader. Lou Gehrig never did it, but he did hit three in four days (29 and 31 August and 1 September 1931).

Oh, and I'm biased against the Wilmington Quicksteps, http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/WIL/

]]>
By: JR http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6763/comment-page-1#comment-25118 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 01:08:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6763#comment-25118 Andy,

Just do yourself a favor and don't even mention the Mets. They will always be a second rate team. Just wait until the end of July when the Met heads find out Santana will be out of the year with arm problems again. That will take the wind out of their sails for certain.

]]>
By: Jim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6763/comment-page-1#comment-25111 Mon, 14 Jun 2010 23:42:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6763#comment-25111 You could probably make a case drew, but i'll simply retort that grienke had better all around numbers in every category except wins, which i think is an overrated stat.

]]>
By: Drew Cobb http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6763/comment-page-1#comment-25093 Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:32:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6763#comment-25093 I am one of a few people who feel that Felix Hernandez should have won the Cy Young last year. That is the great thing about baseball and statistics in general.

]]>