Comments on: Twins trade Ryan Doumit to Braves for Sean Gilmartin, sign Kurt Suzuki http://aarongleeman.com/2013/12/25/twins-trade-ryan-doumit-to-braves-for-sean-gilmartin-sign-kurt-suzuki/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: bob http://aarongleeman.com/2013/12/25/twins-trade-ryan-doumit-to-braves-for-sean-gilmartin-sign-kurt-suzuki/comment-page-1/#comment-37346 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 19:23:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=110944#comment-37346 Pitch framing and pitch f/x data sure make humans calling the balls and strikes look increasingly like strange stagecraft.

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By: D-Luxxx http://aarongleeman.com/2013/12/25/twins-trade-ryan-doumit-to-braves-for-sean-gilmartin-sign-kurt-suzuki/comment-page-1/#comment-37320 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:36:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=110944#comment-37320 Of course, if I just would have hit the “Splits” tab, that probably would have helped… Damn I’m an idiot sometimes…

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By: D-Luxxx http://aarongleeman.com/2013/12/25/twins-trade-ryan-doumit-to-braves-for-sean-gilmartin-sign-kurt-suzuki/comment-page-1/#comment-37319 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:35:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=110944#comment-37319 Thanks. I do like Bref, but still haven’t played around with it enough to figure out all that stuff (that and we’re like 2 bodies down at work today). There is a drop in his numbers, and his OPS drops by like 8 points in the second half, but the think I think it the most telling is his PA and games played in the second half. Granted he’s had some injuries at the end of a few seasons (like this last one for example) but he’s also missed time in the begining of a few seasons as well (rookie year, bilateral leg weakness year, MVP season). That drop is HUGE. 100 less games started, and 500 less plate appearances is a pretty big drop off in production. I attribute a lot of that to needing more days of rest in the later part of the season. If he can manage to stay healthier througout the year, we may not see a power spike, but more PAs is always a good thing.

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By: Kirk http://aarongleeman.com/2013/12/25/twins-trade-ryan-doumit-to-braves-for-sean-gilmartin-sign-kurt-suzuki/comment-page-1/#comment-37318 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:57:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=110944#comment-37318 D_Luxx- Baseball reference comes through again and is your friend-
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=mauerjo01&year=Career&t=b#half

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By: D-Luxxx http://aarongleeman.com/2013/12/25/twins-trade-ryan-doumit-to-braves-for-sean-gilmartin-sign-kurt-suzuki/comment-page-1/#comment-37317 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:40:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=110944#comment-37317 Completely off topic, but one thing that I’d be interested to see is a breakdown of Mauer’s career 1st half & 2nd half splits for hitting. The catcher position is pretty brutal, and you’d think his numbers in the 2nd half would suffer for it. Specifically his power numbers.
I’m wondering if there is a silver lining on this move from C to 1B. Obviously there’s the upside of him being expected to play more games, which should add to his “counting stats,” but I’m interested to see where one could reasonably expect him to finish in terms of OPS.

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By: Craig Burley http://aarongleeman.com/2013/12/25/twins-trade-ryan-doumit-to-braves-for-sean-gilmartin-sign-kurt-suzuki/comment-page-1/#comment-37316 Wed, 25 Dec 2013 21:20:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=110944#comment-37316 I certainly can see why Suzuki is a better fit for mentoring Pinto, but I can`t see how Kubel is a better fit for the DH/PH/OF role than Doumit is. Kubel’s a worse hitter and a worse outfielder, I’d have thought, and can’t play first base. Though I guess Doumit hasn’t played there in a while. And with Doumit you have a third catcher.

It would be one thing if they went with a different type of player but I see this as same guy, bit worse, less versatile.

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By: Matt #3 http://aarongleeman.com/2013/12/25/twins-trade-ryan-doumit-to-braves-for-sean-gilmartin-sign-kurt-suzuki/comment-page-1/#comment-37315 Wed, 25 Dec 2013 15:48:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=110944#comment-37315 Good article. Exactly my feelings on the Suzuki signing. And exactly why Gardy shouldn’t have been extended. Why do we have to worry about our manager mucking things up? You know he will. You know Suzuki will play way too much. There would have been a simple fix to all of this worrying – replace Gardy.

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