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Joyce is going to get the ax tomorrow. (My guess)


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This franchise's management is a complete disaster. The selection of that catcher in the first round just underscores this point further. Luckily, they hit the jackpot on Trout and Dipoto has had the freedom to acquire some young arms. Aside from that, things have been fugly since the close of 09.

You have no idea how that catcher will do.

This FO aquired Street (and Gott) when we were desperate for a closer. Things have been fugly since 2009? They're responsible for putting together a team that had the best record in mlb last year.

Luckily hit the jackpot on Trout? How many teams passed on him? The FO wanted him and deserve all the credit for drafting him when most of mlb passed on him.

Freedom to acquire young arms? What does that even mean? I guess the Astros were lucky they had the freedom to make high draft choices for a decade. And the Giants were lucky they had the freedom to draft Bumgarner in 2007.

And ......

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You have no idea how that catcher will do.

This FO aquired Street (and Gott) when we were desperate for a closer. Things have been fugly since 2009? They're responsible for putting together a team that had the best record in mlb last year.

Luckily hit the jackpot on Trout? How many teams passed on him? The FO wanted him and deserve all the credit for drafting him when most of mlb passed on him.

Freedom to acquire young arms? What does that even mean? I guess the Astros were lucky they had the freedom to make high draft choices for a decade. And the Giants were lucky they had the freedom to draft Bumgarner in 2007.

And ......

Tony Reagins says thank you.

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Ibañez was 42.

Joyce is 30.

 

Not sure how that's relevant, really.  Sure, Joyce is younger, but he hasn't been good for basically an entire season now.  After the All-Star break last year, he hit .226/.344/.314.  This year, he's at .182/.272/.313.  He can still take a walk every now and then, but signs seem to point to him being on an overall decline as a hitter.  His isolated power is way down over the last two years compared to his previous seasons, and he just seems lost at the plate in general.

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Not sure how that's relevant, really. Sure, Joyce is younger, but he hasn't been good for basically an entire season now. After the All-Star break last year, he hit .226/.344/.314. This year, he's at .182/.272/.313. He can still take a walk every now and then, but signs seem to point to him being on an overall decline as a hitter. His isolated power is way down over the last two years compared to his previous seasons, and he just seems lost at the plate in general.

It's relevant because 30 year olds who aren't hurt just don't lose their skill to this extent. There are 150 years worth of baseball to support this idea.

Yeah, Joyce has been terrible. So was Ibañez. But all that matters when it comes to roster decisions is what a player will do in the future.

Joyce's chances of being better in the future are miles better than Ibañez's chances were at this point last year.

Joyce has already gotten better. It's just that his start was so bad the overall numbers still don't look good. I'm pretty sure over the last 5-6 weeks he's got a higher OBP than Carlos Perez.

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It's relevant because 30 year olds who aren't hurt just don't lose their skill to this extent. There are 150 years worth of baseball to support this idea.

Yeah, Joyce has been terrible. So was Ibañez. But all that matters when it comes to roster decisions is what a player will do in the future.

Joyce's chances of being better in the future are miles better than Ibañez's chances were at this point last year.

Joyce has already gotten better. It's just that his start was so bad the overall numbers still don't look good. I'm pretty sure over the last 5-6 weeks he's got a higher OBP than Carlos Perez.

 

Joyce had a decent-ish May.  In June, he's back down to .173/.295/.269.  Is that "better" than his April?  Yep.  Still stinks.  And there are certainly examples of guys who just lose it for seemingly no particular reason.  We're not talking about a Miguel Cabrera here, anyway.  We're talking about a guy who had a couple of okay seasons 3-4 years ago.

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