#AskSpector: Kris Bryant is here, now what?

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It's been a while since the last #AskSpector tweetbag, as there's been a hiatus for the welcoming of a new Spector who does not yet ask any questions, nor answer them. We're into baseball season now, [email protected] when is #askspector ?— Vick Polatian (@VPolati) March 16, 2015OK, I understand, enough with the babbling intro. #AskSpector is now. If you have a question for the next one, just put it on Twitter with that #AskSpector hashtag. Why is Kris Bryant so perfect in every conceivable fashion? #AskSpector— Meatball Sports Fan (@Darth_Stout) April 17, 2015 @jessespector Should I consider Bryant a bust when he's at 0-1 or should I wait for his first strikeout?— Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162) April 17, 2015Here we go. The Kris Bryant era is ready to begin, and expectations could not be higher. After the way he hit in spring training, then went 9-for-28 with three homers in seven games in Triple-A, it's understandable. Then there's the whole hubbub about the Cubs manipulating his service time. On that front, one rational argument the Cubs could make from a baseball standpoint is that not bringing Bryant straight up to the majors, and giving him those seven games in Iowa, allowed him to ease into the season a little after his monster spring, rather than coming straight to Wrigley to face Adam Wainwright on national television. Also, Mike Olt went on the disabled list. Convenient timing? Sure, but that's the way things work out. What should we expect from Bryant? Steamer Projections, via Fangraphs, has him down for .260/.333/.497 with 27 homers as a rookie. That's about where I've got him in my mind -- when I did my bold predictions for the Cubs last month, I also had Bryant hitting 27 home runs.I still have Jorge Soler, who has a .969 OPS and two homers in eight games after posting a .903 OPS with five homers in 24 games last year, as my National League Rookie of the Year. I think Bryant will be a superstar, and quickly. The Cubs happen to have more than one such player. It's why Marty McFly was right all along. @jessespector Fix the Rays rotation, Jesse.— Erik Hahmann (@ehahmann) April 16, 2015OK, we're out of practice. This is not a question. I'll give it a go anyway. OK, ready? Here we go. Alex Cobb, Matt Moore and Drew Smyly should get healthy and join the rotation with Chris Archer and Jake Odorizzi. That would be a good rotation.Actually, as it stands right now, the Rays' rotation has a 3.38 ERA, which is third-best in the American League, behind Detroit (1.61) and Oakland (2.52). The problem is the bullpen having a 5.13 ERA, which, in the Junior Circuit, is only better than the Orioles' 5.23 figure. The Rays haven't even been hitting that badly, which I thought would be their biggest weakness — 4.4 runs per game in their first 10 games, just a tick below the league average of 4.5.Obviously all of those stats should be taken with a giant grain of salt, but the solid performance of their starters is a big reason for the Rays' 6-4 record, which would have them in a playoff spot if the season ended less than 10 percent of the way into the campaign. The AL East remains wide open, and while I still don't think Tampa Bay will hit enough t

o win it, I like that pitching staff as key starters return to [email protected] Is it ok, as a lifelong Yankee fan, to root for the Mets? #AskSpector— Michele Catalano (@inthefade) April 16, 2015If you're looking for permission to do something most people would object to, you've come to the right place. For one thing, this is sports, which should be a form of enjoyable entertainment. You should root for whoever you want to root for, just on general principle. More specific to this situation, I grew up as a fan of both the Yankees and Mets. When they played each other for the first time, when I was 16, I cheered for the Yankees because I wasn't going to go to the Bronx and boo the home team. Had that game been in Queens, I would have cheered for the Mets. But, as a result of that scheduling quirk, when they played in the 2000 World Series, I rooted for the Yankees.What I learned at that time, the one time that both teams have ever been good at the same time, is that Mets fans tend to hate the Yankees way, way, way more than Yankees fans hate the Mets, if they do at all. This should not impact your decision. Go ahead and root for the Mets if you want to root for the Mets.. @jessespector why do numbers & nerds like the Indians so much? Looks like unproven potential and wishful thinking to me. #AskSpector— The Will To Win (@TWTWsports) April 16, 2015The Indians won 92 games in 2013, 85 last year and have largely the same team in place, though Yan Gomes' injury is a blow for sure. They have the reigning American League Cy Young winner. It's not just the numbers that like them, and not just unproven potential. They're not my pick to win the Central, but they're pretty good.#AskSpector @Tbach84 has proposed JD Martinez be given the nickname "Maverick" because he shares an OF w/ Gose. How do we forward this cause— SkitchP (@skitchP) April 16, 2015I'm still trying to get Orioles fans to sing Alejandro De Aza's name to the tune of Seven Nation Army, so I may not be the best person to advise on how to get things to catch on, but this is a pretty good one. I'd like it more, though, if Gose were an infielder, because then he would play on one side with Maverick, with Hollywood and Iceman on the other side. Or maybe, in this scenario, Yoenis Cespedes would be Merlin?Will the Twins be good sometime in the next century? #AskSpector— Andrew (@PeanutMan_Andy) April 16, 2015Yes. A century is a very long [email protected] What is your opinion of Don Mattingly's idiocy? #AskSpector— Haight St. Records (@HaightStRecords) April 16, 2015I don't think Don Mattingly is an idiot. At times, some of his decisions as a manager have backfired, but take a look at last year's playoff bullpen management. What could he really do? Nobody was getting outs. That's not really on him. If this is based on the Dodgers' bad start to this season, I do understand that they have lost three of nine games, while Clayton Kershaw has a 5.84 ERA. Must be the manager's fault, [email protected] I am really starting to like Kevin Pillar of the Blue Jays as a player. What do you think about him as a player? #AskSpector— Troy Johnson Jr. (@TheTroyJohnson) April 17, 2015His catch the other day was fantastic. I think Pillar is a solid fourth outfielder. He hit left-handed pitching really well last year, so if he keeps that up, I like his chances to carve out a nice career -- he's probably better suited for the National League in that regard than he is for the Blue [email protected] When will the Mets realize they're the Mets?— Lowetide (@Lowetide) April 17, 2015They already know they're the Mets. It says so right on their uniforms, and I am not aware of an illiteracy epidemic within the [email protected] what are your hot taeks for this baseball season? I'll hang up and listen— Sir Canuckles (@SirCanuckles) April 17, 2015Yasiel Puig should keep right on flipping his bat, right into the faces of anyone who tells him to change. Stop trying to make athletes into joyless automata. Just because Derek Jeter was successful while being one of the blandest superstar personalities of the last, well, ever, it doesn't mean that's how it has to be for everyone. That's not a criticism of Jeter, either — he wanted to share nothing with the media so that he could live his life, and he succeeded at that after perfecting the art of answering every question anyone might have, while saying absolutely nothing. Anyway, the people who complain about Puig's bat flips are the same ones who then turn around and complain about how baseball isn't attracting kids, or how there aren't characters like there used to be. Gee, wonder [email protected] who is the best Seinfeld character other than the 4 stars?— Ken Harrelson (@HawksiPad) April 16, 2015George Steinbrenner, as voiced by Larry David, never failed to make me laugh.J.Peterman served the same eccentric, chaos-creating purposes, and was great, too. Honorable mention to him and Frank [email protected] #AskSpector I used to have an inny, now it's an outy, is that ok?— zach skovira (@skivvy44) April 16, 2015It may or may not be. It's entirely possible that you are hosting an alien who will be birthed through your abdomen and eventually signal back to its home planet that it is time for the invasion that results in the destruction of human civilization. That would not be OK, but it is highly unlikely. I am not a medical doctor, nor am I an expert on [email protected] 1. Stanley Cup predictions? 2. Your jokes have gotten worse since having kids. Is there a scientific explanation for this?— Julia (@JuliaHass) April 16, 20151. I'll go with the Canadiens, with Carey Price winning the Conn Smythe. 2. I don't know what you could possibly be talking about.With two goals tonight, you can call the Ducks star Scorey Pairy.— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) April 17, 2015OK, I see what you're taking about. I'm pretty sure my jokes were always this bad, [email protected] I just ordered another Dragonball DVD. Are you a fan? #AskSpector #— Sir Nicholas (@nickofypres) April 16, 2015I had to Google what Dragonball was, so [email protected] when was the last time you were right?— matt (@FrancisMcCourt) April 16, 20151975. No, wait, I wasn't born yet, then. Wrong again, I [email protected] Peanut butter: Jif or Skippy? Smooth or chunky? Why? #askspector— They Call Me John B (@TheyCallMeJohnB) April 16, 2015Skippy, because that's what I grew up with. Smooth, because it's more versatile. If I'm just having a PB&J, I'd like chunky, but pretty much any other use of peanut butter, I'm not looking for actual peanuts in [email protected] What's the worst press box dining experience you've ever had?— Aaron Somers (@AaronJSomers) April 16, 2015I don't have any specific bad memories of press box food. The best was when the Bruins served whole lobsters before the Stanley Cup Final in 2013, closely followed by the amazing spreads put out by the Blackhawks. That was an amazing series. The press meal at Shea Stadium was pretty lousy, but you learn pretty quickly in a situation like that to just go out to the concession stand and get some food that [email protected] RISP is boring. I say we call any runner on 2nd or 3rd a "baserunner intending to come home." What do you think? #AskSpector— Paul (@BravesChophouse) April 16, 2015How dumb do you think I am?

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