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One loss away from Rotto's prediction of 37% - better pray!

  1. I see the"Rotto watch" of how many wins we need to reach 60 has been taken down. The reason why is if we lose the next game we'll be 14-24, which gives a 36.85% winning percentage, on track to a 60-102 record. Ouch! The more honest of us must be somewhat chastised. Even a broken clock is right twice a day, and so far Rotto has been correct. Give the man his moment -especially since it won't last. Kendall and Chavez will be coming around - though moving them down in the order for a week may be a good idea. Look what benching Miggy for a day did years ago. The best part of a slap on the wrist is that when it's over, they can start again afresh. In their mind they can differentiate between pre-demotion and post-demotion.
  2. Our Double-Dees will be having Huge years as well, since this is their walk years and they need to prove their value. Of course we need them to prove it as well, otherwise we can't offer arbitration and get 4 draft picks for them. (Does anyone think there's a chance we offer arbitration to Rincon? 6 draft picks would be great around now).
  3. Personally, I see some upside in Baseball thinking Billy lost out on both his big trades this year. It'll make it easier to get others to trade with him. Imagine if Haren pitched better than Mulder this year, and Meyer went straight into the Big Leagues with as good a rookie season as Hudson had. Would anyone trade with us ever again? Five years from now we'll see if these trades paid off. I still think they will.
  4.  Imagine if we still had Boderman - him and Harden on the same team. Wow. What I don't get is that we got Lilly in return for a "player to be named". Couldn't we have named someone other than a round one draft pick? It seems to me we could have protected him and given up someone else. If we had, we'd really be sitting pretty now - at least as far as young pitchers are concerned. If anyone ever investigated this area please let me know.
  5. It's been a while since I read Moneyball, but was Meyer on the Moneyball 2002 wish list? He was a college player drafted in the first round by Atlanta - which usually prefers high schoolers. Maybe if/when he works out he'll get an honorable mention in the new book.
  6. Speaking of Moneyball, it seems that many sportswriter just don't get it - http://www.slate.com/id/2118325/  - which isn't exactly newsworthy, but hey, nice to see others noticed as well.
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