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  1. Awesome stuff.

    Comment by Kyle — February 16, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

  2. I would really like to see this analysis for Jeter/Biggio and a few other recent 3K hit club guys if we have the data. I would have to imagine this a common phenomenon as players approach milestones to change their approach a little to get it over with. I certainly know this sort of thing would fit Jeter’s scuffles in his quest for 3K hits at least anecdotally very well.

    Comment by Scott Clarkson — February 16, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

  3. The guy is one of the phoniest people in the game. It’s funny that he even had a ready excuse for why he’s chasing his only chance to get in the hall of fame. I hated him when he was a Red Sox, I hated him when he was a Yankee, I loathed having to root for him as a Ray, and I hope he is forced into retirement.

    Comment by Sandy Kazmir — February 16, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

  4. Hey Sandy,

    Can you tell me how you really feel? Seems like you’re holding back a wee bit.

    Comment by MrNegative (@MrNegative1) — February 16, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

  5. I agree

    Comment by Hurtlockertwo — February 16, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

  6. Does that mean you wouldn’t endorse his entry into the HOF if he gets 3000 hits??

    Comment by Hurtlockertwo — February 16, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

  7. http://www.fangraphs.com/graphsw.aspx?players=185,1010897

    Comment by Sandy Kazmir — February 16, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

  8. http://www.fangraphs.com/graphsw.aspx?players=185,1010897,549

    Comment by Sandy Kazmir — February 16, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

  9. Best yet, all batters with 3K hits:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/graphsw.aspx?players=1000001,549,1001124,1001400,1001458,1001942,1002340,1002378,1002451,1005166,194,826,1006678,1008315,1009040,1009386,1009405,1266,1010978,1011217,1012309,1013597,1014127,1014326,1014396,185

    Comment by Sandy Kazmir — February 16, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

  10. That third one is a good one.

    Comment by Albert Lyu — February 16, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

  11. Thanks Kyle.

    Comment by Dave Allen — February 16, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

  12. JD Drew and Ortiz have all said the same thing the past 2 years, and my eyes tell me the same.

    The reason the strike zone chart is smaller is that they are chasing anything close to the outside part of the zone so the umps don’t have to call them strikes.

    Damon had awful H-A splits. I think the Trop hurt him as well. Seems to hurt most of the Rays hitters. The lights don’t seem as bright there as other parks.

    Damon still had good P/PA numbers (4.0). I think he would have a great year if he went to the Yankees. The Rays lineup had so many holes they could pitch around Damon. He would see better pitches with the Yankees and his FB power is well suited to YS3.

    Comment by pft — February 16, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

  13. At best, he probably deserves to be mentioned with the non-HOF’ers he’s currently close to on the all-time hits list, if even that:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/graphsw.aspx?players=1001625,1009773,1010360,1012440,185

    Comment by bstar — February 17, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

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