Cougar Town is not about what its name is and hasn’t been since about 6 episodes in. It’s the same creative team as Scrubs and stars the best ensemble comedic cast on TV right now on this side of the pond (Peep Show has the edge worldwide imo). I started watching the show as a joke (during a somewhat depressed time) myself and ended up falling for it, hard. It easily tops Community and 30 Rock and is in the same class as Parks and Recreation and Peep Show as my top current running comedies.
Now I look forward to being ridiculed for this being the first comment. I have nothing to say about Chris Snyder or the Astros. Yes, I read this site every day. No, I’m not trolling the internet for Cougar Town remarks to respond to…
If Fangraphs strives for informed analysis, you might not want to blindly critique something else. Just as the Devil Rays stunk, so too did early Cougar Town. Both are great now. At least Tampa Bay had the good sense to change their weird name.
The gulf between Snyder and Quintero is much narrower than your write-up suggests, Matt.
Sure, Snyder has a far superior walk rate and more HR power. Defensively, they both score similarly in the framing study with Quintero being stingier with passed balls and better against the stolen base. What Quintero really has going for him over Snyder is the 13 pickoffs he has recorded playing half-time over the last two years – how do we quantify the impact of those stolen outs and the carryover effect that those pickoffs may have on on-base lead aggressiveness?
They’re pretty much the same guy to me, just with their respective two best skills skewed in two different directions.
Comment by reillocity — January 20, 2012 @ 5:14 pm
A cougar is a puma, but a puma is not necessarily a cougar.
Comment by Hal Jordan — January 20, 2012 @ 6:19 pm
If you’ve only seen one episode of Cougar Town and you’re calling it awful, then you obviously don’t know what you are talking about.
Cougar Town is one of the greatest and funniest comedies on TV right now. Watch it again on February 14th and you’ll see what I’m talking about. (I saw an advanced screening of 3 new episodes tonight so I know its good.)
The show has changed a great deal since it began. Just give something a chance before you go spouting off judgment on the internet. To those of us who actually watch the show and know how good it is, your comments make you sound incredibly ignorant.