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Author:  Substitute2 [ Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:48 pm ]
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Box score shows 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs in a Yankee blow out

Author:  The DUTCH guy [ Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:00 pm ]
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yeah.. unimpressive pitching fom baltimore..

vs bosox it counts.. that was .091

those teams will be in the playoffs

Author:  tennis08tarheels [ Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:10 am ]
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Yeah, Nady had a very good game, I watched most of it at work with one of my friends, who's a Yankees fan. He hit a ground-rule double to the corner and also ripped a double to center field. Both were with RISP. He also made a nice catch in RF to end the game.

Author:  Elmer [ Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:41 am ]
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tennis08tarheels wrote:
Yeah, Nady had a very good game, I watched most of it at work with one of my friends, who's a Yankees fan. He hit a ground-rule double to the corner and also ripped a double to center field. Both were with RISP. He also made a nice catch in RF to end the game.


He'll be fine. I don't see this year as fluke for him ... I think he will continue to produce.

Author:  Willton [ Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:14 am ]
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Elmer wrote:
tennis08tarheels wrote:
Yeah, Nady had a very good game, I watched most of it at work with one of my friends, who's a Yankees fan. He hit a ground-rule double to the corner and also ripped a double to center field. Both were with RISP. He also made a nice catch in RF to end the game.


He'll be fine. I don't see this year as fluke for him ... I think he will continue to produce.

Given your recent record regarding predictions (AHEM-Nyjer Morgan-AHEM), you'll have to excuse me if I don't take your word for it.

Author:  BBF [ Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:21 am ]
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Elmer wrote:
tennis08tarheels wrote:
Yeah, Nady had a very good game, I watched most of it at work with one of my friends, who's a Yankees fan. He hit a ground-rule double to the corner and also ripped a double to center field. Both were with RISP. He also made a nice catch in RF to end the game.


He'll be fine. I don't see this year as fluke for him ... I think he will continue to produce.


I'd like to hear your reasons for thinking this.

Author:  Elmer [ Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:21 am ]
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Willton wrote:
Elmer wrote:
tennis08tarheels wrote:
Yeah, Nady had a very good game, I watched most of it at work with one of my friends, who's a Yankees fan. He hit a ground-rule double to the corner and also ripped a double to center field. Both were with RISP. He also made a nice catch in RF to end the game.


He'll be fine. I don't see this year as fluke for him ... I think he will continue to produce.

Given your recent record regarding predictions (AHEM-Nyjer Morgan-AHEM), you'll have to excuse me if I don't take your word for it.


You're excused. I don't care if you "take my word" for it. I'm offering my opinion on Nady. That's what message boards are for.

Author:  Bucfan [ Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:28 pm ]
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BBF wrote:
I'd like to hear your reasons for thinking this.


Nady has hit better with regular playing time. His productivity over the past 3 years has shown 17 HR's, 20 HR's, and on pace for another 20 HR's this year; 63 RBI's; 72 RBI's; on pace for 90 RBI's this year; .474 slugging; .476 slugging; .535 slugging this year.

The only stat this year that is out of normal is his batting average. But that can be explained by his lower K rate. His performance therefore seems very likely to be repeated, even with a lower batting average (.300 instead of .330).

If he goes 20 HR's, 90 RBI's, .300/.360/.520, with good defense in RF - all within his capabilities, it is clear, and basically what he seems to be on pace to do - then he will be a very solid player.

Author:  Elmer [ Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:33 pm ]
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Bucfan wrote:
BBF wrote:
I'd like to hear your reasons for thinking this.


Nady has hit better with regular playing time. His productivity over the past 3 years has shown 17 HR's, 20 HR's, and on pace for another 20 HR's this year; 63 RBI's; 72 RBI's; on pace for 90 RBI's this year; .474 slugging; .476 slugging; .535 slugging this year.

The only stat this year that is out of normal is his batting average. But that can be explained by his lower K rate. His performance therefore seems very likely to be repeated, even with a lower batting average (.300 instead of .330).

If he goes 20 HR's, 90 RBI's, .300/.360/.520, with good defense in RF - all within his capabilities, it is clear, and basically what he seems to be on pace to do - then he will be a very solid player.


Sorry BBF, I totally missed your post asking for my reasoning. I agree with Bucfan regarding the regualr playing time. Nady doesn't strike me as suited for bench/platoon duties. The fact that he was solid in those roles but excelled now as an everyday guy speaks to that, imho.

I mean, the guy was rated as a top-flight prospect years back from what I remember, so I think he has the talent. It seems being in the lineup everyday is what allowed him to exploit those talents.

I am also big on observation and things that aren't measurable (I know many of you aren't. We've had that debate, I'm not having that argument today), and I really like what I see from him as a player, jut in trerms of his swing and things like that.

So, my personal opinion, if he remains a regular, I expect him to continue to hit around .300 with some decent power.

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