Comments on: Welcome 2009 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/994 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/994/comment-page-1#comment-5863 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 00:47:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=994#comment-5863 Pitchers! how could I forget to look at pitchers? Thanks, whiz; I am now able to note that Blaine Boyer has thrown exactly 2009 pitches in his major league career.

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By: whiz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/994/comment-page-1#comment-5861 Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:50:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=994#comment-5861 Don Cardwell gave up 2009 hits.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/994/comment-page-1#comment-5859 Tue, 20 Jan 2009 13:45:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=994#comment-5859 I was astonished too, Gerry, especially considering how many totals of exactly 2008 there were last year.

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By: gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/994/comment-page-1#comment-5858 Tue, 20 Jan 2009 04:38:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=994#comment-5858 I am astonished that there is no one with exactly 2009 at-bats, or total bases.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/994/comment-page-1#comment-5857 Tue, 20 Jan 2009 03:18:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=994#comment-5857 Pitchers since 2000 who have thrown 2009 strikes in a season:
http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/EVyR

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By: TheGoof http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/994/comment-page-1#comment-5856 Tue, 20 Jan 2009 03:06:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=994#comment-5856 You know, I remember Griffin as being considered a superior fielder, but the stats don't show it, and he only won one Gold Glove. Bill James rates him as a B-. I wonder if he was good, but viewed in some quarters as great. I suspect, despite the stats, that he was a very valuable part of his teams, which often were good.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/994/comment-page-1#comment-5855 Tue, 20 Jan 2009 02:41:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=994#comment-5855 20-09 (SB-CS)
Season: http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/PKzu
Career: None

20-09 (W-L)
Season: http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/JH8a
Career: Dick Hughes http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/3dXJ

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/994/comment-page-1#comment-5854 Tue, 20 Jan 2009 00:09:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=994#comment-5854 Yeah, I meant it seems like he's always been treated as a stopgap, though he has obviously been better than that. He's never been that highly regarded. Even when he came up, I don't recall him as a touted prospect. He was just helping to replace all the Expos who had been traded off in the mid-90s. He never really had a peak. You'd think someone having a career OPS+ of 90 would have a few individual seasons which were much better than that. One would expect a guy with the moderate prime of Grudzielanek to fade away before now, and I suppose that's what his teams have always thought as well. If anyone knew he'd stay such a solid player for so long, he would have gotten better contracts. He's never been considered part of the future, just the guy to keep you afloat a couple years until the future comes. It's to his credit he's been so consistent and remained a very useful player for so long.

Was Griffin considered a good glove? I have a memory that he wasn't. He had some huge error totals (obviously that's not a great barometer by itself).

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By: TheGoof http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/994/comment-page-1#comment-5853 Mon, 19 Jan 2009 21:36:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=994#comment-5853 Or another way to look at it. Seems Alfredo Griffin is the worst offensive player to stick around a long, long time. Obviously, his glove helped make up for it. http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/YCQn

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By: TheGoof http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/994/comment-page-1#comment-5852 Mon, 19 Jan 2009 21:29:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=994#comment-5852 Actually, Grudzy isn't much of a stopgrap guy compared to many others. I figured that was an awfully low OPS+ for a guy who has been around so long. Not so. The top guy in games at 90 or under is no slouch. And he's joined by a batch of Hall of Famers and candidates for the Hall. http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/44Vs

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