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Old 07-18-2014, 06:48 AM
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Default Lengthy Grantland article on Mark Buehrle

http://grantland.com/features/mark-b...ising-success/

makes the argument that Buehrle is one of the most valuable defensive players in all of baseball and this is why he is successful despite having mediocre stuff
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:39 PM
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Fantastic article and makes it sting yet again that we let him go.
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:09 PM
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http://grantland.com/features/mark-b...ising-success/

makes the argument that Buehrle is one of the most valuable defensive players in all of baseball and this is why he is successful despite having mediocre stuff
Since it has to be that because his advanced stats or at least a lot of them indicate he shouldn't have been as successful as he's been. I read the article and afterwards felt like I'd been dragged into the basement had the bright lights aimed at me and hit repeatedly with a hose. How about he's a good pitcher because he's a good pitcher. Yes he has a killer pick off move and plays his position well. That alone is only a small part of Mark Buehrle's success. Buehrle doesn't even match up perfectly with the 5 characteristics of Tommy John style lefties according to Bill James. He isn't a ground ball pitcher and he gives up his share of home runs. Yes I read it but I'm passing on the kool aid.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:29 PM
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The pick off move cannot be understated as to how important that is to his success. Guys wouldn't run on him when AJ was his catcher. When you're a pitch to contact kind of a pitchers, keeping runners from taking extra bases is a huge deal
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:34 PM
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Just saw this today. Fascinating stuff.

You watch Buehrle and know he is the best fielding pitcher and one of the best at shutting down a running game, but to see the numbers is pretty amazing.
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