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Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread
« Reply #1040 on: August 07, 2018, 02:26:50 PM »
Sorry, Mets, he's ours, all ours.  But can we interest you in a slightly used Elite Shortstop Addison Russell for one of those crummy pitchers of yours?  Just a matter of time until you've got another Matt Harvey on your hands...you don't want that, do you?
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Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread
« Reply #1041 on: August 07, 2018, 02:46:30 PM »
Sorry, Mets, he's ours, all ours.  But can we interest you in a slightly used Elite Shortstop Addison Russell for one of those crummy pitchers of yours?  Just a matter of time until you've got another Matt Harvey on your hands...you don't want that, do you?

The best thing about this is that I can totally see the Mets metting their way into coughing up a top-of-the-rotation pitcher for a team's second-best shortstop.
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Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread
« Reply #1042 on: September 06, 2018, 09:03:32 AM »
DPD for more El Mago baserunning awesomeness in last night's game.
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Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread
« Reply #1043 on: September 06, 2018, 09:20:17 AM »
DPD for more El Mago baserunning awesomeness in last night's game.

At this point, his reputation has so comprehensively given the defensive willies to all but the very calmest heads that he can more or less do what he likes.  He's letting himself down a little bit here and there at the moment - I suspect it's been a long season - but I'm already looking forward to him creating even more bedlam on the bases at the beginning of next year when he's fresh again.
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Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread
« Reply #1044 on: September 06, 2018, 12:38:06 PM »
DPD for more El Mago baserunning awesomeness in last night's game.

At this point, his reputation has so comprehensively given the defensive willies to all but the very calmest heads that he can more or less do what he likes.  He's letting himself down a little bit here and there at the moment - I suspect it's been a long season - but I'm already looking forward to him creating even more bedlam on the bases at the beginning of next year when he's fresh again.

Or when the postseason begins.

And I agree with your take--the first 4 months of the season the guy was impossible to throw out on the bases.  I know he was 18-for-19 in stolen bases attempts at one point but it also seemed whenever he dared to take an extra base he always made it--it got to the point when, if I was listening to the radio for example and heard him take off, I just assumed Pat Hughes would call him safe and this was always the case ("Of course he's safe," I'd  mutter to myself, "You can't throw Javy Baez out on the bases").  It seems around the time he was 18-for19 in SB attempts, he had also only been thrown out on the bases in a non-SB attempt one time.  I'm sure this can be easily verified/disputed but I feel that through mid-July the dude had only been thrown on the basepaths two times all year.  Since then, it's finally caught up to him.  I know he's been gunned down a few times since while trying to take an extra bases and has also been thrown out on a few stolen base attempts but still--on balance, the guy is nearly impossible to gun down on the basepaths.  What a skill-that-I-had-never-before-considered-to-be-such-a-tangible-skill.  The guy just wreaks havoc on defenses, as he showed this series.  Zo Cain is an arguable Gold Glove Centerfielder and Baez forced him into 2 errors this week--one fielding, one throwing, both simply due to Javy being Javy.
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Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread
« Reply #1045 on: September 06, 2018, 01:04:24 PM »
DPD for more El Mago baserunning awesomeness in last night's game.

At this point, his reputation has so comprehensively given the defensive willies to all but the very calmest heads that he can more or less do what he likes.  He's letting himself down a little bit here and there at the moment - I suspect it's been a long season - but I'm already looking forward to him creating even more bedlam on the bases at the beginning of next year when he's fresh again.

Or when the postseason begins.

And I agree with your take--the first 4 months of the season the guy was impossible to throw out on the bases.  I know he was 18-for-19 in stolen bases attempts at one point but it also seemed whenever he dared to take an extra base he always made it--it got to the point when, if I was listening to the radio for example and heard him take off, I just assumed Pat Hughes would call him safe and this was always the case ("Of course he's safe," I'd  mutter to myself, "You can't throw Javy Baez out on the bases").  It seems around the time he was 18-for19 in SB attempts, he had also only been thrown out on the bases in a non-SB attempt one time.  I'm sure this can be easily verified/disputed but I feel that through mid-July the dude had only been thrown on the basepaths two times all year.  Since then, it's finally caught up to him.  I know he's been gunned down a few times since while trying to take an extra bases and has also been thrown out on a few stolen base attempts but still--on balance, the guy is nearly impossible to gun down on the basepaths.  What a skill-that-I-had-never-before-considered-to-be-such-a-tangible-skill.  The guy just wreaks havoc on defenses, as he showed this series.  Zo Cain is an arguable Gold Glove Centerfielder and Baez forced him into 2 errors this week--one fielding, one throwing, both simply due to Javy being Javy.
Let's see.  Who does Javy remind me of?  Perhaps Rickey Henderson, who stole 1406 bases and hit 297 home runs. 
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Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread
« Reply #1046 on: September 06, 2018, 01:53:09 PM »
DPD for more El Mago baserunning awesomeness in last night's game.

At this point, his reputation has so comprehensively given the defensive willies to all but the very calmest heads that he can more or less do what he likes.  He's letting himself down a little bit here and there at the moment - I suspect it's been a long season - but I'm already looking forward to him creating even more bedlam on the bases at the beginning of next year when he's fresh again.

Or when the postseason begins.

And I agree with your take--the first 4 months of the season the guy was impossible to throw out on the bases.  I know he was 18-for-19 in stolen bases attempts at one point but it also seemed whenever he dared to take an extra base he always made it--it got to the point when, if I was listening to the radio for example and heard him take off, I just assumed Pat Hughes would call him safe and this was always the case ("Of course he's safe," I'd  mutter to myself, "You can't throw Javy Baez out on the bases").  It seems around the time he was 18-for19 in SB attempts, he had also only been thrown out on the bases in a non-SB attempt one time.  I'm sure this can be easily verified/disputed but I feel that through mid-July the dude had only been thrown on the basepaths two times all year.  Since then, it's finally caught up to him.  I know he's been gunned down a few times since while trying to take an extra bases and has also been thrown out on a few stolen base attempts but still--on balance, the guy is nearly impossible to gun down on the basepaths.  What a skill-that-I-had-never-before-considered-to-be-such-a-tangible-skill.  The guy just wreaks havoc on defenses, as he showed this series.  Zo Cain is an arguable Gold Glove Centerfielder and Baez forced him into 2 errors this week--one fielding, one throwing, both simply due to Javy being Javy.
Let's see.  Who does Javy remind me of?  Perhaps Rickey Henderson, who stole 1406 bases and hit 297 home runs.

Jackie Robinson? He created a lot of havoc.
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Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread
« Reply #1047 on: September 06, 2018, 06:40:07 PM »
I wish I could dig up the article, but I read something not too long ago about how opposing teams at the time thought Roberto Clemente to be a very selfish player due to the havoc he wreaked on the base paths, because it's apparently very selfish for a brown baseball player to win baseball games by disrupting the shit out of the opposition. But reading that article reminded me a lot of Javy - so, in my mind, that's the guy I compare him to, mentally -- Clemente.
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Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread
« Reply #1048 on: September 07, 2018, 03:59:34 AM »
DPD for more El Mago baserunning awesomeness in last night's game.

At this point, his reputation has so comprehensively given the defensive willies to all but the very calmest heads that he can more or less do what he likes.  He's letting himself down a little bit here and there at the moment - I suspect it's been a long season - but I'm already looking forward to him creating even more bedlam on the bases at the beginning of next year when he's fresh again.

Or when the postseason begins.

And I agree with your take--the first 4 months of the season the guy was impossible to throw out on the bases.  I know he was 18-for-19 in stolen bases attempts at one point but it also seemed whenever he dared to take an extra base he always made it--it got to the point when, if I was listening to the radio for example and heard him take off, I just assumed Pat Hughes would call him safe and this was always the case ("Of course he's safe," I'd  mutter to myself, "You can't throw Javy Baez out on the bases").  It seems around the time he was 18-for19 in SB attempts, he had also only been thrown out on the bases in a non-SB attempt one time.  I'm sure this can be easily verified/disputed but I feel that through mid-July the dude had only been thrown on the basepaths two times all year.  Since then, it's finally caught up to him.  I know he's been gunned down a few times since while trying to take an extra bases and has also been thrown out on a few stolen base attempts but still--on balance, the guy is nearly impossible to gun down on the basepaths.  What a skill-that-I-had-never-before-considered-to-be-such-a-tangible-skill.  The guy just wreaks havoc on defenses, as he showed this series.  Zo Cain is an arguable Gold Glove Centerfielder and Baez forced him into 2 errors this week--one fielding, one throwing, both simply due to Javy being Javy.

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Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread
« Reply #1049 on: September 07, 2018, 06:26:45 AM »
DPD for more El Mago baserunning awesomeness in last night's game.

At this point, his reputation has so comprehensively given the defensive willies to all but the very calmest heads that he can more or less do what he likes.  He's letting himself down a little bit here and there at the moment - I suspect it's been a long season - but I'm already looking forward to him creating even more bedlam on the bases at the beginning of next year when he's fresh again.

Or when the postseason begins.

And I agree with your take--the first 4 months of the season the guy was impossible to throw out on the bases.  I know he was 18-for-19 in stolen bases attempts at one point but it also seemed whenever he dared to take an extra base he always made it--it got to the point when, if I was listening to the radio for example and heard him take off, I just assumed Pat Hughes would call him safe and this was always the case ("Of course he's safe," I'd  mutter to myself, "You can't throw Javy Baez out on the bases").  It seems around the time he was 18-for19 in SB attempts, he had also only been thrown out on the bases in a non-SB attempt one time.  I'm sure this can be easily verified/disputed but I feel that through mid-July the dude had only been thrown on the basepaths two times all year.  Since then, it's finally caught up to him.  I know he's been gunned down a few times since while trying to take an extra bases and has also been thrown out on a few stolen base attempts but still--on balance, the guy is nearly impossible to gun down on the basepaths.  What a skill-that-I-had-never-before-considered-to-be-such-a-tangible-skill.  The guy just wreaks havoc on defenses, as he showed this series.  Zo Cain is an arguable Gold Glove Centerfielder and Baez forced him into 2 errors this week--one fielding, one throwing, both simply due to Javy being Javy.

Paragraphs are your friends, Huey. And I'll bet Oleg can scoot right around them bases.

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