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    Quote Originally Posted by wk680 View Post
    It is clear when he goes up to the plate and is taking half-hearted cuts that the confidence is lacking. He let a changeup that was up in the zone go right by him on his 4th plate appearance with a 1-0 count. A confident player would have made Sale pay for that mistaken location. You may be right that he can still get going, but this thing is snow-balling big time. He is also feeling not just pressure for his own performance, but the entire franchise is at a crisis point, for which he knows he should be the guy to step up and can't.
    I don't really care to get in to a dragged out debate about confidence and how it affects a player's performance. It's not really measurable. That's my point.

    I do see what you're saying and I don't doubt that his confidence is playing a factor in his slump, I just don't know how to evaluate to what degree his confidence will ultimately end his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    I don't really care to get in to a dragged out debate about confidence and how it affects a player's performance. It's not really measurable. That's my point.

    I do see what you're saying and I don't doubt that his confidence is playing a factor in his slump, I just don't know how to evaluate to what degree his confidence will ultimately end his career.
    Fair enough. I hope the guy gets it going and has a decent year. But I really think he should consider retiring after this season.

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    His confidence is lacking because he had the ability to control the at-bat previously. When pitchers made mistakes, he crushed them, which meant that he could be much more selective as pitchers were naturally afraid to challenge him. Now that his bat-speed is gone it is clear that pitchers aren't afraid anymore, which means that they are attacking him. He's now playing from behind and doesn't know how to react.

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    Man that Pearce can really play at any position cant he guys. What a signing. I tell you, whether its left field or 1st base, his offense you dont have to worry about.

    Steal of the offseason it is. He is on a new workout program too, and his WRC of -1, holy fuck. THIS GUY IS SO GOOOOOD>>>>>>>>MOAOOOOOAOAOOARR PEARCE EVERY POSITION PEAAAARRCE

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    Pearce seems to have no confidence at the plate either. Did we get 2015 Steve Pearce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostjoe View Post
    Man that Pearce can really play at any position cant he guys. What a signing. I tell you, whether its left field or 1st base, his offense you dont have to worry about.

    Steal of the offseason it is. He is on a new workout program too, and his WRC of -1, holy fuck. THIS GUY IS SO GOOOOOD>>>>>>>>MOAOOOOOAOAOOARR PEARCE EVERY POSITION PEAAAARRCE
    Hey Joe - welcome to the board.

    Now fuck off.

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    AND TRAVIS IS THE FUTURE MOOOOOAOAOAOOARRR TRAVIS

    Dman you Goins DFA GOINS MORE TRAVIS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>















    LOL -29 WRC

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    Pearce could also be facing age-related decline and simply doesn't have it anymore either. You never know when father time is going to hit. Seems like half the team might have hit the wall due to age. We won't know for certain for a while though. It's mid April and 15 games in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Pearce could also be facing age-related decline and simply doesn't have it anymore either. You never know when father time is going to hit. Seems like half the team might have hit the wall due to age. We won't know for certain for a while though. It's mid April and 15 games in.
    Elbow related?

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    Unfortunately, they really skimped out on the crickets on mine because they add a pretty flavourful crunch element on top of the coleslaw.

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    GDT on the Rays board soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    The quality of most of these new posters is why I reject the notion that the forum will improve if it gets bigger.
    You are the reason I exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie19 View Post
    Elbow related?
    Yeah perhaps injury related as well? Is that what you are getting at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    The quality of most of these new posters is why I reject the notion that the forum will improve if it gets bigger.
    To be fair, I can guarantee you that a large portion of these "new posters" is the same person creating new accounts.
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    Synder is mediocre at best this year. Let me know when Synder is giving up less runs per game than Sanchez, until then I'll take Sanchez

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    The quality of most of these new posters is why I reject the notion that the forum will improve if it gets bigger.
    Quality new posters will continue finding their way to the board. It happens all the time- some person who has lurked for a few months starts posting and ends up becoming a good addition. Quantity shouldn't be the goal IMO.

    It would be interesting to know how many people lurk here daily. I know I did on the old board for probably a year before signing up, simply because it was the best place for Blue Jay discussion and news.
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    Of course he can, but it's safe to assume Biagini will match Stroman's numbers over the next three years easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgfiller View Post
    To be fair, I can guarantee you that a large portion of these "new posters" is the same person creating new accounts.
    I love the idea of a 24 hour wait to post.
    Quote Originally Posted by gruber92 View Post
    Of course he can, but it's safe to assume Biagini will match Stroman's numbers over the next three years easily.



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