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  1. Re: Reddick: What happened was that Scutaro missed the sign for a squeeze play. He admitted it after the game.

    Comment by KR — July 26, 2011 @ 10:09 am

  2. Yes, both Francona and Scutaro said it was missed sign for a squeeze play.

    Please issue a retraction.

    Comment by Alex — July 26, 2011 @ 10:11 am

  3. Hey calm down now… people don’t issue retractions when they speculate as to what happened and they’re wrong. They issue retractions when they report something that happened that didn’t. Reddick was caught between 3rd and home, which cost his team, and the author speculated that thought the ball got by the catcher. The fact that Scutaro missed a sign doesn’t significantly change any facts that were reported here, so relax! :)

    Comment by GTStD — July 26, 2011 @ 10:22 am

  4. The point is that they’re stating that Reddick had the ‘most resposibility’ for the loss, with the -.26 WPA, when in fact it was Scutaro that the WPA should be assigned to.

    Comment by RC — July 26, 2011 @ 10:37 am

  5. …and then Scutaro got thrown out at 2nd trying to stretch a single into a double. If anyone is to blame, it’s Scutaro. And the rest of the Red Sox for not being able to solve Kyle Davies. Reddick clearly had the best game of any Boston hitters.

    Comment by Matty — July 26, 2011 @ 10:48 am

  6. The word you are looking for is “correction” and the thing you are doing is “taking this too seriously.”

    Comment by Ugarles — July 26, 2011 @ 10:53 am

  7. This could be the year when Buehrle finally does come home to StL, although the reports/rumors I’ve read are Rasmus for Jackson.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — July 26, 2011 @ 11:09 am

  8. What I can’t figure out is if the missed squeeze is worth -.294 WPA, why is the squeeze that actually worked and gave the Royals the lead in the 14th only worth .037?

    Comment by ecp — July 26, 2011 @ 11:45 am


    The issue I have with that is not the authors read of the play, but that it was definitely a boneheaded play by Scutaro that could very well have cost the game, but f/bWAR can’t yet account for it. It’s just one play, but there are ballplayers who make these boneheaded plays a lot (my objection to the fawning over McCutchen). What good is WAR if it can’t filter out those you don’t play the game properly? Isn’t that a very, very important part of being a pro baller?

    Comment by Sultan of Schwwingg — July 26, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

  10. ecp: A much larger amount of WPA was generated in getting the runner to third base. At this point, scoring the run is almost assumed. Removing the runner from third kills your win probability.

    Comment by buddy — July 26, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

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