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  1. Those have to be K/9 numbers right….a closer with a K% below 10% is kinda scary….

    Comment by MH — January 11, 2012 @ 9:25 am

  2. Considering that Greg Maddux has retired recently enough that he’s not yet eligible for the HOF, I think it’s a little early to be recycling the nickname “Mad Dog”.

    Comment by Rob — January 11, 2012 @ 10:25 am

  3. Speaking of Ottoneu, when can we expect a “guide” to making keeper decisions. Jan. 31 is fast approaching.

    Comment by Brad Johnson — January 11, 2012 @ 10:48 am

  4. Cordero got paid at the apex of the market by a team in desperate need for bullpen help. All that said, it wasn’t a disaster and he certainly had more than “one good year” with Cincinnati. He finished with 279 innings in four seasons with a 141 ERA+. Now’s a good time to cut bait with him, but he was very solid (if not spectacular) as a Red.

    Comment by Ken — January 11, 2012 @ 11:14 am

  5. Good point… but with the whole “kick wall break toe” thing…

    Comment by Eno Sarris — January 11, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

  6. I guess I’d say my position is he got pretty lucky. His peripherals tanked after his first year and he was not a good fantasy closer those three years because of his strikeout rate.

    Comment by Eno Sarris — January 11, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

  7. oops.. fixed.

    Comment by Eno Sarris — January 11, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

  8. Chad Young is the man with the plan on this one. He’s written three so far this offseason with ottoneu implications, and he says he’ll do another before the deadline:

    Comment by Eno Sarris — January 11, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

  9. Also speaking of Ottoneu, when will the positions that each player is eligible for in 2012 be finalized? This would help as the keeper deadline approaches. For example, Viciedo has 1B eligibility with just 4 G in 2010…

    Comment by LuckyStrikes — January 11, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

  10. They are already switched over. He’s a 1B in @ottoneu I guess.

    Comment by Eno Sarris — January 12, 2012 @ 2:39 am

  11. I coulda swore Madson was a Righty.

    Comment by Matty Brown — January 12, 2012 @ 2:42 am

  12. Madson is a righty, so I don’t understand the reverse platoon splits line. Those numbers are exactly what one would expect from him.

    Further, characterizing Citizen’s Bank Park as a bandbox is unfair. Yes, it inflates HR totals, but the overall run environment has been neutral for many years, despite what John Smoltz thinks. It greatly suppresses doubles and triples.

    Comment by Kevin Wilson — January 12, 2012 @ 7:17 am

  13. I agree with Rob.

    Comment by Sean — January 12, 2012 @ 10:36 am

  14. oops, bats left! I took a double-take and all, but just didn’t look close enough.

    Comment by Eno Sarris — January 12, 2012 @ 11:27 am

  15. Yah fixed that. Saw he bats lefty, when he does. Strange.

    As for the bandbox thing, it absolutely inflates home runs, and even if deflates triples, it inflates offense (measured by wOBA) by 1-3% (lefty-right), which is actually significant, since even Texas only inflates offense by 3-7%. It’s still offense-friendly. Cincy inflates offense 3-3%.

    Comment by Eno Sarris — January 12, 2012 @ 11:31 am

  16. Those numbers suggest that it plays as a hitter-friendly park, but, I reiterate, characterizing it as a “band box” is unfair. Maybe it’s just semantics, but to me a bandbox is reserved for environments like Texas or the old Colorado.

    Comment by Kevin Wilson — January 14, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

  17. Where are you accessing the wOBA by park information? I’d love to be able to view that page (I don’t doubt you, I’m just legitimately curious).

    Comment by Kevin Wilson — January 14, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

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