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Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 08:09 PM
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Posted By kyleb
Re: ***yankees official offseason thread*****

Why would it get worse? He's not in his prime years.
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 07:59 PM
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Views: 305
Posted By kyleb
Re: ***yankees official offseason thread*****

Thremp was just IM'ing me the other day with a dilemma:

Him: Should I buy this $15,000 watch or this $20,000 watch?
Me: I don't know, probably the less expensive one.
Him: LOL idiot I bought...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 138
Posted By kyleb
Re: Who is the worst GM is pro sports history?

lol Allard Baird. I mean, he sucks, but it's not really his fault; the owner of the Royals is a huge douchebag Wal-Mart bloodsucker.
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 07:53 PM
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Posted By kyleb
Re: ***yankees official offseason thread*****

I don't really get why Melky Cabrera is being tossed around as a piece of trash or waiver bait. He has okay range for CF, a howitzer mounted on his shoulder, and a reasonable bat. He also costs less...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

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1. Do hitters change their swings to compensate for a weakness? Let's say a AA player can't hit a low inside curveball. How does that player adjust so that the pitchers don't constantly...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

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I would also like to take this opportunity to brag about my new custom-turned bats from NYStixs:

http://baseballdelusions.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/bats.jpg

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Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

I would also like to take this opportunity to brag about my new custom-turned bats from NYStixs:

http://baseballdelusions.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/bats.jpg
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

College+ kids don't go to rookie ball. They go to various A levels of ball, so what rwperu said is still valid.

EDIT: Well, good college kids don't go to rookie ball unless it's short-season.
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Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

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Hey Kyleb, great stuff!

1) I thought you were more into pitching than hitting, so it surprises me that you're a hitting coach and not a pitching coach. What gives?

2) What's your...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

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An effective splitter is impossible to hit. An effective two-seam fastball cannot be hit out of the infield.

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I know it's outside the realm of this thread, but...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

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To answer your question directly, I do not think that scouts/tools are irrelevant, and in fact, with minor leaguers, the scouts/tools are more important.

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So,...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

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I'd love to see an analysis of Vladimir Guerrero or Ichiro's swings and approaches to hitting.

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This is fairly interesting; Vlad is a rotational hitter much like most...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

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About that Bonds video, is his flaw his weight transfer onto his front foot? If you compare it to the Pujols video where his front foot is firmly planted, it sure looks like Bonds is a...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

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You mentioned about great plate discipline (avoiding swinging at pitches in their weak zones early in the count). But what about other things that have to do with pitch recognition. As a...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

tdarko,

Sorry; I meant to clarify that you don't want the REAR elbow ahead of the hands. You definitely want the lead elbow out.
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

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Kyleb,

I would be very interested in seeing more players swings and having you break them down and compare them with other players of similar talent (ie. a Jose Reyes vs. an Ichiro or a...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

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Why is hitting for average a tool and controlling the plate for high OBP not? OBP >>> BA.

For example, Mark McGwire's career BA was .263 vs. a league adjusted average of .262. But his...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 305
Posted By kyleb
Re: ***yankees official offseason thread*****

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Just sign a [censored] 1B. Stop the insanity.

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Name one free agent first baseman you'd rather have than the Giambi/Philips/Duncan/Minky platoon? ...
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

Assani,

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Which baseball players(if any) have very basic fundamental errors in their swings yet can still succeed and what is it about them that lets them succeed despite this?

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Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 138
Posted By kyleb
Re: Who is the worst GM is pro sports history?

The Jackie Robinson is sickening to me. They didn't deserve a player like Willie Mays.
Forum: Health and Fitness 12-01-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 25
Posted By kyleb
Re: my pee is cloudy. is i dying?

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Maybe you have some poop stuck up there?

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Nope, in my field they have enemas as a requirement.

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Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 138
Posted By kyleb
Re: Who is the worst GM is pro sports history?

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It sickens me that Yawkey is in the HOF.

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Yay, we agree on something!

P.S. Isn't it like 5 o'clock in the morning where you are?
Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 138
Posted By kyleb
Re: Who is the worst GM is pro sports history?

It sickens me that Yawkey is in the HOF.
Forum: Health and Fitness 12-01-2007, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 27
Posted By kyleb
Re: modafinil post

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you are traveling down a very slippery slope. I would proceed with extreme caution.

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what do you mean, I've read a lot of posts on here about modinafil.
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Forum: Sporting Events 12-01-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 96
Posted By kyleb
Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

Here's a vomit-worthy swing:

http://kyleboddy.com/images/hunterpence.gif
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