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10-09-2012, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Feed Me A Stray Cat View Post
Players have very little control of whether the ball is at a fielder, or six feet to the right of the fielder. What they do have control of is how hard they hit it. Hockey players possess far more accuracy when shooting a puck.

And Arod basically won the Yankees their 2009 world series.
I'm very interested to hear what makes you think that players have such little control over where they hit a ball

People think batting coaches just serve the purpose of going over video and tweaking players stances/swings, but really haven't a clue about all of the other little things that go into it such as teaching how to control which field you can hit the ball to and either in the air or ground - how do you think hit and runs work? and if that player doesn't get it on the ground, he'll be riding pine or be getting an earful from his manager - or if guys are in scoring position you are going to try and hit behind the runners by letting the ball get deeper, etc - what makes you think Alfonso Soriano was moved with out hesitation (other than for who it was)? He swung at anything and everything and had no control which was well noted to annoy the Yankee brass, MLB teams don't want guys who are free swingers just hoping to hit the ball anywhere regardless of the situation

A-Rod hit it hard yes, but right at the fielder so no he doesn't get anything for that, not even a pat on the back, sorry this isn't little league

Originally Posted by Feed Me A Stray Cat View Post
FYI, that "since then" encompasses 16 games.

Holy cow, a bad 16 games, what a bum!

Arod's career postseason numbers are below his regular season stats, but they're still pretty good.

70G, 13HR, 43RBI, 271/380/484

Over a 162 game schedule that gets you too 30HR and 99RBI. Once again, what a bum!
16 games and 3 full series of sub par hitting from your most expensive player during the most important time of the year is 16 games too many, there are no excuses

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