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Old 04-13-2018, 04:18 AM
Grzegorz Grzegorz is offline
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Which, by extension, makes the strategy wrong. At that point, it becomes the adage of judging a fish by its ability to ride a bicycle.

Want Tyler Saladino, or Melky Cabrera, or someone else who isn't likely to hit a ball over 250 feet on the fly, to bunt the ball? Fine by me. But not the major league leader in exit velocity.

You brought up the Simpsons earlier. Here is the first thing that comes to my mind when I see Renteria, or Ventura before him, keep trying to make this team bunt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZmZLvk6L5A

"This time..."
Spin it any way you like. Baseball players that cannot execute the fundamentals of the game should not have a job in MLB.
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:35 AM
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Spin it any way you like. Baseball players that cannot execute the fundamentals of the game should not have a job in MLB.
Alas, many do, and it is managementís job to extract winning baseball out of them.

At some point, you light a candle instead of continuing to curse the darkness.
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:03 PM
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Alas, many do, and it is managementís job to extract winning baseball out of them.

At some point, you light a candle instead of continuing to curse the darkness.
Nice choice of words.

You can "light the candle" by solving the problem too you know! Instead of basically saying "that's the way it is."
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:20 PM
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Sometimes you feel like lighting a match.
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:11 PM
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Nice choice of words.

You can "light the candle" by solving the problem too you know! Instead of basically saying "that's the way it is."
It is not something that is going to get solved this season. Luckily, we are in a situation from a competitive standpoint where we can use this seasonís at-bats as instructional tools. However, I think we would need to implement a lengthy and arduous process across all levels of this organization in order to see positive change.
  • Crunch the numbers and figure out what the success rate needs to be in order to come out ahead by employing the strategy
  • Determine if that number is even attainable
  • Devote most minor league at-bats in possible bunting situations to any players you expect to be able to bunt at the major league level
  • Do the same thing in spring training every year
  • Donít promote players until they meet or exceed the minimum benchmark for success
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:13 PM
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It is not something that is going to get solved this season. Luckily, we are in a situation from a competitive standpoint where we can use this seasonís at-bats as instructional tools. However, I think we would need to implement a lengthy and arduous process across all levels of this organization in order to see positive change.
  • Crunch the numbers and figure out what the success rate needs to be in order to come out ahead by employing the strategy
  • Determine if that number is even attainable
  • Devote most minor league at-bats in possible bunting situations to any players you expect to be able to bunt at the major league level
  • Do the same thing in spring training every year
  • Donít promote players until they meet or exceed the minimum benchmark for success
I'm totally on-board with your list. Start today! Like I said this team is going nowhere this season, it's a great time to start. Dividends will pay off in 2020.
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