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  1. Lindstrom was a great pitcher in the first half of 2010 and a very bad pitcher in the second half. Take a look at the splits (and that’s despite a similar BABIP for both halves). Lindstrom had back problems in the second half, which is likely the main reason that his performance was so much worse. I don’t know whether the back issues will be a recurring problem for Lindstrom. If it is, I doubt that he will be productive. If not, he may be able to repeat his first half of 2010 performance.

    Comment by CJ — December 24, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

  2. To echo baby Christian’s sentiments…

    Why are we devoting precious time and bandwidth to Matt Lindstrom?

    It’s Christmas eve. Time to eat, relax, have a drink and NOT WRITE ABOUT MATT LINDSTROM.

    Jesus, David……………

    I’m going to do my best to get you a full-time gig at so you don’t have to do this anymore.

    Comment by DIVISION — December 24, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

  3. Is it d-bag day in the comments?

    Comment by AJ — December 24, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

  4. How do you know the author isn’t eating and drinking whilst writing the article? Or that writing about baseball isn’t cathartic, and therefore relaxing, to him? Or, for that matter, that Christmas, and by extension Christmas Eve, even holds meaning for him?

    I’m not even sure why you would read an article about Matt Lindstrom on Christmas Eve that is likely to get you upset (or at least agitated enough to comment on it) when you should logically be following your own advice and eating, drinking, relaxing, and NOT READING ABOUT MATT LINDSTROM.

    Comment by Marshall — December 24, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

  5. Isn’t it always?

    Relating to the article, though, solid analysis and stuff, even for a rather mundane move.

    Comment by Andross — December 24, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

  6. I’m not a Rockies’ fan. But I assume die-hard Rockies’ fans care about it–mundane or not.

    Comment by CJ — December 24, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

  7. I’m a Rockies fan and I do happen to care.

    Comment by Dante Pakistan — December 24, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

  8. Who says he celebrates Christmas.

    Typical obnoxious Christians

    Comment by ddriver80 — December 25, 2010 @ 2:29 am

  9. Since when does a bloody crucifix represent Christianity?

    I’m agnostic, actually, but I live in a heavily Mormon area so I’m a bit tired of religious zealots.

    The point remains………who cares about Matt Lindstrom?

    Comment by DIVISION — December 25, 2010 @ 9:25 am

  10. my new sabermetric research blog :

    Comment by Michael — December 25, 2010 @ 11:21 am

  11. If you would like to write for it please e-mail me at with an article or two of your work

    Comment by Michael — December 25, 2010 @ 11:27 am

  12. You know who is a douchebag?

    Rich Lederer of Baseball Analysts.

    That guy has an astonishing vendetta against Jon Heyman and literally destroys him at every opportunity.

    I don’t know if it’s jealously or what, but man is that clown Lederer a complete and total asshole.

    Comment by YalkyPalky — December 25, 2010 @ 11:28 am

  13. I’m agnostic as well, but it seems ridiculous to say he should be relaxing on Christmas eve when it could well just be another day for him

    Comment by ddriver80 — December 25, 2010 @ 11:58 am

  14. I applaud anyone who destroys Jon Heyman on a regular basis. He isn’t a reporter; he’s a shill for Scott Boras.

    Comment by Anon — December 25, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

  15. Is your blog serious? If so, you need to do better than to discount ERA because “a pitcher’s ERA is strongly influenced by fielding, and a player on his team with poor defensive range will sometimes let a routine play turn into a hit” and conclude that quality starts, which is dependent upon earned runs, is a much better stat.

    Comment by hk — December 25, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

  16. i eat poop.

    Comment by christian cortez — December 25, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

  17. Evidently, some people don’t realize that you can’t put 25 Cliff Lees or Carl Crawfords on a single team.

    Comment by Al — December 25, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

  18. The Yankees hope that you are wrong

    Comment by Kevin — December 26, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

  19. Oops…. Sorry, I guess then this ruins the article completely.

    Comment by Michael — December 26, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

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