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 Post subject: A Poll Question
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:25 am 
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Which Pirate position player would you NOT want batting in a critical situation during a game (critical meaning a point in the game, usually later in the game, with runners in scoring position who are needed to score to either tie the game, take the lead, or cushion a tight lead)?

Your Choices:

1.) Sanchez
2.) Jones
3.) Tabata
4.) Barmes

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 Post subject: Re: A Poll Question
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Oddly enough, right now I'd pick Sanchez. I haven't given up on him yet.

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 Post subject: Re: A Poll Question
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:50 am 
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bassoondirector wrote:
Question:

Which Pirate position player would you NOT want batting in a critical situation during a game (critical meaning a point in the game, usually later in the game, with runners in scoring position who are needed to score to either tie the game, take the lead, or cushion a tight lead)?

Your Choices:

1.) Sanchez
2.) Jones
3.) Tabata
4.) Barmes


I'd still look at the situation and particular match-up. I'd likely not pick Barmes in any situation over Sanchez or Tabata. I'd likely send Tabata to the plate before Sanchez. Against a right handed pitcher, I'd pick Jones every time.

That's not to say that I'd be overly confident right now, of any of the above - with the possible exception of Tabata.

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 Post subject: Re: A Poll Question
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:04 am 
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Two of them are platoon players with drastic splits so it's impossible to say without the context of the situation.

Tabata is the best option (not sure why you lumped him in here when the theme is obviously struggling players).

As No. 9 said, Jones second if it's RHP.

No problem with Gaby getting the AB against a LHP despite his recent slump.

Barmes last regardless of the situation.


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 Post subject: Re: A Poll Question
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:27 am 
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Sad to say for me, Sanchez. He has looked just awful the last few weeks. The other night's game against the Mets he took a 3-0 count with men on and the game on the line and ended up striking out on a horrible pitch.


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 Post subject: Re: A Poll Question
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:30 pm 
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TheShark wrote:
Two of them are platoon players with drastic splits so it's impossible to say without the context of the situation.

Tabata is the best option (not sure why you lumped him in here when the theme is obviously struggling players).

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Barmes last regardless of the situation.


Pretty much this (although with Barmes' track record of second half production he may have a case for 'not last'.

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 Post subject: Re: A Poll Question
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:39 pm 
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NSMaster56 wrote:
TheShark wrote:
Two of them are platoon players with drastic splits so it's impossible to say without the context of the situation.

Tabata is the best option (not sure why you lumped him in here when the theme is obviously struggling players).

...

Barmes last regardless of the situation.


Pretty much this (although with Barmes' track record of second half production he may have a case for 'not last'.

Actually, Barmes did pretty darn well with the bases loaded last year, as well as 2 outs and runners in scoring position.

When it's crunch time, I want the bat in the hands of the best hitter available, regardless of splits. So far, production-wise, it's Tabata, but I really haven't sussed him out yet. So it would be Jones for me...


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