Re: Where are ALL the Doubront basher's today?????
posted at 7/7/2013 5:40 PM EDT
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to S5's comment:
Pumsie is now looking at the past few performances rather than season long statistics.
Having the right to do something doesn't make it the right thing to do.
That's not going to work out any better than his calculus for determinging that Doubront is a borderline BOTR pitcher, at best. In other words, a very marginal candidate for the 5-slot.
In the 7 games prior to that statement, Doubront had a 2.81 ERA with 6 IP/GS, with a .668 OPSa, and a 39/16 K/W. In the 3 starts since he made his statement, Doubront has a 3.00 ERA, with 6 IP/GS, with a .726 OPSa, and a 13/9 K/W.
In other words, he has pitched worse since Pumpsie said he was a borderline #5, at best, which convinced Pumpsie to change his opinion.
You know Breidey, one of the attributes I have in my favor is that when I am wrong I admit it and move on. Because you are so arrogant you can never admit that you are wrong. I don't recall a single instance on any board where you admitted you simply made a mistake. In the case of Doubront, prior to May 16 his ERA was 6.40 and after that date 2.87. Before May 16 he WAS a very marginal pitcher. When I looked at his stats after May 16 I saw he had markedly improved and stated that here. Thats a major difference between me and you: when I am wrong, I freely admit it. On the other hand you can never admit you are wrong because you are a legend in your own mind. I am not the only person to post that here, and I doubt very much that I am the first person to tell you that outside of baseball, not that I expect you to admit it here because..........you are never wrong. Its fine; I know how to deal with folks like you.
I never have a problem admitting when I am wrong. Name me even a single instance when I didn't admit a mistake. Feel free to raise any player, or any team, or almost anything, and I will tell you how I felt about it, how I arrived at my decision, etc.
I've said many times I was the first one to say Parcells and Kelly should be fired, because they were holding back the Giants and Twins. One short year later, both proved me wrong. I absolutely loved the Wily Mo trade. I'd have given Haren the $12M that the Nats gave him.
It only looks like I admit to less mistakes because I make so many fewer than you do.
Seriously, ask me about any player. I liked the Smolz signing. I liked the Hansen pick.