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Trout not getting the green light?


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I have to respect the honesty.

quote name="Poozy" post="306311" timestamp="1397191910"]

The dude is the fastest player in the AL and the best at getting on base. He also steals at a very high %.

So one has to really question why he hasn't been running more.

I'll just blame scioscia cause I like to blame him for everything.

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Blaming Pujols for Trout not stealing is none-sense. Not once did any player on the Cards say Pujols prevented them from stealing bases, nor was it ever inferred. Trout already explained why he didn't steal last year, but people like to believe their own theories.

 

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/lyle-spencer-mike-trout-focused-on-leading-angels-to-postseason?ymd=20140321&content_id=69812022&vkey=news_mlb

 

Trout: "Last year, when I hit third, I didn't steal that many bags. Pitchers did a good job of slide-stepping, holding me on. I'm looking forward to stealing more bags this year."

 

Sosh: "And yes, I want him to run. He has the green light. He had it last year, but because of circumstances, there weren't as many situations for him to go."

 

 

/End Thread

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Trout has said that he DOES have the green light. He said it last year and he said again this year.

There is enough things to blame Scioscia for (bullpen management) this my friends is NOT one of them. Besides, Trout loves sliding head first and after the Hamilton debacle I cringe when players do that.

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Nice work detective. That is not substantiation. That is speculation. Pull out a dictionary so you can learn the difference.

quote name="Quinlanforthewin" post="306225" timestamp="1397186486"]

The substantive info is he doesn't even have a freaking attempt so far this year after saying all off-season that he wanted to steal more. But thanks Bill Nye.

Can you please learn how to quote?

Reading your posts are getting annoying with your broken tags.

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Can you please learn how to quote?

Reading your posts are getting annoying with your broken tags.

 

I know how to quote thank you.  I have to adjust some things when I post from y cell phone.  Sorry if it is too much of an inconvenience.  Not everyone is using their lap top.

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Why do you guys want him to run so much? 

 

He's way too valuable to go down with an injury like Hamilton just did.

In Saturday nights loss, Trout led off with a single in the later innings (8th?).  Didn't run.  Two ground-outs got him to third.  If he had successfully stolen second during Pujols AB, then the second ground out could have potentially scored him.  That is the advantage a great base-stealer gives a team, and to not utilize that talent is senseless.

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Since Pujols likes to ground out to third that would still put him on second base since he can't advance.

 

Better than a double play. The chances of Trout being out by double play is probably higher than him being thrown out trying to steal.

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After 71 plate appearances, Trout has found himself on first base, with second unoccupied, only 10 times. In six of those instances, a left-handed pitcher has been on the mound. In one of the other four, the game was 11-1.

 

That must be Scioscia's fault.

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Trout shouldn't have to steal as much this year with a healthy Pujols behind him. 

 

Trout stealing 2nd just opens up 1st for an IBB or pitch around of Albert - he's hot right now so why take the bat out of his hands.

 

Who cares what Trout's SB number is, do what makes sense to win games.

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Interesting article. However, I wonder about the all-time SB greats like Ricky Henderson who consistently stole bases throughout their careers. Did pitchers never adjust to them?

 

It may have been less to do with them adjusting to him as much as it was his never having to approach things differently.  Henderson had nearly 11K at bats leading off and no more than 60 at bats anywhere else in the order.  It's really pretty amazing but despite his long career he only had three spots in the order with more than 18 at bats. 

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