Comments on: Delving into D-Rob http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/04/delving-into-d-rob/ Tue, 11 Feb 2014 04:35:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: David Robertson: High Leverage Ninja | New York Yankees blog, Yankees blog, A blog about the New York Yankees | The Yankee Analysts http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/04/delving-into-d-rob/comment-page-1/#comment-124536 Wed, 11 May 2011 15:02:02 +0000 http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/?p=29292#comment-124536 [...] Robertson has been a beast all season. Last week, I wrote about him and how he’s been doing things that’ve helped him improve (up the [...]

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By: T.O. Chris http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/04/delving-into-d-rob/comment-page-1/#comment-124535 Fri, 06 May 2011 08:26:55 +0000 http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/?p=29292#comment-124535 Matt I think a lot of the stats you are pointing out are due to small sample size, since this was written his walks per 9 have gone up from last year, and his GB% has regressed back to last years mark. He also has a sky high LOB% which is obviously playing a huge role in his ERA to this point.

I like Robertson but I simply have never seen him as a future closer.

At the end of the day a walker is a walker and giving the other team free base runners in the 9th inning is a terrible recipe for success. Robertson’s BB/9 this year is up to 5.06, even if he is K’ing the park you still have much less room for error walking guys at that clip. I root for Robertson, and I would love for him to prove me wrong and become an elite reliever but I just don’t see it happening.

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By: The Captain http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/04/delving-into-d-rob/comment-page-1/#comment-124534 Wed, 04 May 2011 20:07:09 +0000 http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/?p=29292#comment-124534 I’m right next to you in the D-Rob fan boat, Matt. I’ve always liked him since he first came up too. I think it was based on him being a relatively unknown commodity during the time of the Joba-Hughes-Kennedy hoopla and then going out there and getting good results.

The fact that he’s become a legitimate lockdown-type reliever over the last couple years is awesome. He’s got 2 swing-and-miss type pitches and that can get you far in the world of relief pitching. If he can keep trending the right way like you said, maybe there’s a spot for him in the “Mo’s Successor” discussion.

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By: nyyankeefanforever http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/04/delving-into-d-rob/comment-page-1/#comment-124533 Wed, 04 May 2011 19:18:41 +0000 http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/?p=29292#comment-124533 Dean,

High socks went out when longer baggy pants came in with steroid users in the late 80′s, as chronicled by Canseco in his first book and confirmed by many others since. The broad shoulders, hulking traps and skinny legs of users were a dead giveaway and very symptomatic of steroid usage. As more of the bigger stars used, their trademark long baggy pants became an iconic fashion statement emulated by younger players. The return to high stockings is an acknowledged and conscious return to an old school anti-drug mentality.

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By: Dangerous Dean http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/05/04/delving-into-d-rob/comment-page-1/#comment-124531 Wed, 04 May 2011 18:47:48 +0000 http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/?p=29292#comment-124531 It took me a while to find a pick of him with high socks. But I found one. And I have to agree that high socks are awesome. I grew up watching baseball in the mid 70s when they were the rule, rather than the exception.

Heck, when I played little league in those years, we got the high socks and short pants to wear during games.

My only question is When did high socks fall out of style? I want them to be back in fashion.

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