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  1. Can Bumgarner get his mojo back and thoughts on Corbin going forward?

    Comment by Michel — June 5, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

  2. Comment From David
    Odds Chris Davis ends the season with a SLG north of .600 ?

    Dave Cameron: 10%.
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    There is entirely too much hype around Davis right now, but I believe Dave’s answer is more a counter-reaction to the hype, than accurate.

    SLG .600 at end of season means he slugs .514 the rest of the season. Zips ROS is .516, Steamer ROS is .528. Perhaps Dave wasn’t aware that his current SLG% has ballooned to .744, making the odds of .600 end of season, much more realistic than 10%.

    Comment by rustydude — June 5, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

  3. just one thought on biogenesis, and suspensions….
    I think the suspension policy should change for getting caught cheating…. instead of just 50 games or 100 games, it should become the last 50 games of the season (if you’re already into those last 50 games, tack those onto the last games of the next season) PLUS the playoffs if their team gets into the post season.

    that way, they’re not playing the most important games of the season AND they have to face their teammates during the season with the reality of what they’ve done….instead of just skipping town and hiding like Melky.

    Comment by attgig — June 5, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

  4. Yeah. Plus ten lashes.

    Comment by Bookbook — June 5, 2013 @ 1:54 pm


  5. Comment From Will
    Would you ever consider replacing Carson Cistulli with someone with a bit more polish for the Fangraph podcast host?

    This is a great way to get one’s ass kicked on Internet St., soup bone style.

    Comment by Danny Knobgobbler — June 5, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

  6. Agreed. I understand wanting to be conservative and get a larger sample before anointing Davis, but he’s having a terrific season. I also don’t buy the “many” 1B ahead of him over the next five seasons. Second behind Votto sounds reasonable to me, and any more than four or five guys ahead of him does not.

    Comment by Word — June 5, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

  7. Nick Castellanos actually has a 120wRC+ right now! He must have had a big streak lately because he was in the 80s not too long ago. Plus his walk/strike out ratio looks a LOT better.

    Comment by Nick C. — June 6, 2013 @ 12:04 am

  8. Considering Stanton and Miggy were the only 2 players to finish with a SLG% north of .600, id say that 10% is actually pretty generous. Ryan Braun was 3rd with a .595 percentage on the year, but after him, the next best was Josh Hamilton at .577. In 2011, Joey Bats was the only player to reach a .600 SLG% for the year. It just doesn’t happen that often. And feel free to disagree with me, but Davis just really has the look of a player that could have one of those 4-for-52 slumps mid-season.

    Comment by Clifford — June 6, 2013 @ 10:05 am

  9. This isn’t the beginning of the season; we’re two months in. The question now is whether Davis can slug .520 or so for the rest of the year. If Davis slugs at even 75% of his current level (.732) over the next 100 games, he’ll top .600. I’d say his chances are closer to 50% than 10%. I suspect this is like the Pirates thing last week, where Dave gave an answer off the top of his head without realizing just how well Davis was hitting.

    I am amused that you’re skeptical of a first baseman who does great stuff on the field but “really has the look of a player” that secretly sucks.

    Comment by Word — June 7, 2013 @ 12:49 am

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