Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Your 2019 Giants: After Two Innings the Giants are 16-20

With my own personal issues, I had forgotten to post on this series I was trying to start up this season, again, to bring up more big picture aspects.  Unfortunately, I don't have the player's data as of 36 games, so I'll do my best, but due to this hurdle, will be shorter on analysis, most likely (of course, probably long anyway...).

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Your 2019 Giants: The Start of Openers

Less than a week ago, the Giants decided to try out the opener, using Nick Vincent to open for Tyler Beede.  It did not go well, as Vincent added to the Giants miseries with the first inning (from the second inning on, the Giants are basically even, a .500 team in the making, if they can fix their first inning woes).  My thoughts on this new tactic that teams are using.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Personal News: I'll Be Writing More

And the reason why is because I've been laid off, effective at EOD tomorrow.  Do the Giants need an analyst? 

But the good news is I'll have more time to work on my draft study now!  😃

Honestly, though, I'm probably just going to catch up on my sleep initially.  I've been having physical problems the past year or so, and it's been progressing, to the point that I've been unable to get a full night sleep, but my doctor don't know what's wrong.  I think it's something to do with poor leg circulation, and sitting too much, anybody has any suggestions for exercises?

This will also give me time to work on the upcoming draft as well, as I have not been able to enjoy looking at all the mock drafts that have been coming out, and seeing who might be falling to the Giants, as work had been more hectic than usual, ironically. 

And I still need to do my PQS monthly report.  Anybody have any thoughts on what I should do going forward?  Old version of PQS?  New version?  Modified version?  Both old and modified?  I like the change regarding strikeouts, but I feel that rewarding only 0 homers is limiting.  But continuing my series using the older methodology is appealing because of the series of them I've been doing over the past decade or so.  But it was such a pain creating three separate PQS data points!

Given that these "work breaks" can take longer than hoped, I'm also planning on doing some other studies on playoff success.  Oddly, to me, nobody seems to study that.  I get that valuing players is a key area, but given the structure of baseball, value is diffused, and you need to find a combination of factors that tie into success, which ultimately is championships.  So I'll take on that challenge, once I learn to be proficient at R. 

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Your 2019 Giants: Mac Attack is Back

While it's not official, Alex Pavlovic has tweeted that Mac is returning to the majors today.  No news at this moment what corresponding moves there are, but clearly Gerber and his mass of strikeouts will be going down, to clear a spot on the 25-man roster.

For the 40-man, I thought maybe they might DFA Gerber, since his poor batting line for us is almost a mirror image with his short Tigers stint, but Jeff Young had some other good options for the 60-day IL, Ray Black or Ryder Jones.

Also, it's likely that Williams Jerez is coming up, most probably taking Pat Venditte's spot, and Pavlovic also reported that Donovan Solano is coming up, the rumor is Solarte's going on IL, and Solano will need a 40-man spot too, along with Mac (again, Black and Jones could be pushed to 60-day IL)

I tweeted most of the below today, here's the tweaked version (okay, lots of tweaks), plus bits from prior tweets:

Friday, May 03, 2019

Heliot Ramos in Perspective

Given Ramos' untimely IL, out for at least a month, I thought I would take a look at how what he's doing now compares with the best of the California League, from 2014-2019, basically the prior 5 seasons.

Your 2019 Giants: Epic Beat LA Walk Off, Status Update

I wrote the below as a comment to The Athletic's column on the Dodger walk-off win, noting my belief that the Giants can still get above .500 by the end of the season.  Tweaks and improvements abound.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Your 2019 Giants: BP Rant Time

I'm going on a rant about BP, feel free to ignore this post if that topic don't interest you. [sorry, forgot about this, been tied up with work, just publishing now, no time to update]

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