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You had a segment on b/r on 9/19 in which you had a list of your "top" MLB rookies. The list was as follows:
Jung Ho Kang
Kang? Maybe. Grichuk? Goodness, that's ridiculous. I'm curious as to how you can list those two ahead of someone who should get the AL ROY award: Francisco Lindor. In fact, during the short segment, you didn't even mention his name.
In case you weren't aware, he plays for the Cleveland Indians. He plays shortstop, the position that he is currently and really has been outplaying Carlos Correa at this season, even though Correa is supposedly a lock for AL ROY.
How can you write about professional baseball and make a list of "top" rookies and not include Lindor on the list? Might want to actually do some research for your work in the future.
Great predictions before the trade deadline, Scott. Every one of them has been wrong.....
Joc Pederson is a LA Dodger not an LA Angel.
Scott, would you be able to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I produce a show for ESPN affiliate in Missouri, hosted by Missouri Hall of Famer Ned Reynolds and he would love to have you on for a few minutes to talk some baseball, Trade Rumors, predictions.. Thank you
Just read your piece on the bean ball wars. Am now an official fan. Thanks
Hey Scott, I appreciated your article on Pat Venditte. I remember hearing about when the Pat Venditte rule was instituted. I love baseball and I feel as though cool stories on smaller, less heard of baseball stars are really fun to read. I suppose you are at Spring Training right now, so if you could, it would be very interesting to see you talk to some smaller stars about their first Spring Training, or how it is to play with these stars. Thanks for being a great baseball writing inspiration! And also, what do you think of the 20 second "Shot Clock" the MLB has used in the Fall League and do you think it will ever reach the majors?
Hey Scott, I enjoyed reading your article about Manfred's future as the new Commish. I just wanted to get your opinion on one of the points: Do you think that eliminating shifts is really a good idea for the game? I'd say that it's become such a widely used strategy that to do this would negatively impact the game in a big way. What do you think of tweaking the intentional walk? Maybe giving the better 2 bases instead of 1?
Hey Scott... I completely agree with you about not voting for the PED tained players and those that leave little doubt. I love baseball and I feel CHEATED by those players. I don't care how "great" they were, they cheated and did it knowingly. I feel bad for Pete Rose. He was an amazing athlete and should be in the Hall because of his playing career. I can't understand why he can't be pardoned when Mark McGuire is allowed to coach !! Such hypocrisy !!!
Your points are valid, Adam, and well-argued. Couple of my thoughts -- first, I did not have a Cy Young vote in 2012. Dickey getting it may have had as much to do with his best-selling book that summer as with his pitching! Kershaw could have won it that year. Kimbrel, too. The entire closer issue is another angle to the never ending debates that goes to your point about there not being more defined parameters. Some folks don't value closers as much as others. I do know when I vote Cy Young, I like the combination of dominance plus workload. I look hard at innings pitched and batters faced -- for me, that separates the brilliance of great ERAs, WHIPs, etc: If you've got 4 pitchers who are great, but one of them worked 20 or 30 more innings than the rest, I give that guy extra credit. Now, obviously, closers don't have heavy workloads. But, they appear in more games. Generally, I lean toward starting pitchers in Cy Young race because I think they have so much more to do with how a team's season goes. But there is no question Kimbrel was utterly dominant in 2012 and, probably, didn't receive nearly the credit he should have.