Justin has a pretty good analysis of the deal here.

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8 Responses

  1. rickNmd

    Sorry, but absolutely nothing in this analysis that we can’t read from stat sheets ourselves and or from other publications. It’s a roundup not an analysis.

  2. Randy

    Why do you even bother to come here? Every post you make is so bitter and disagreeable. Sheesh.

  3. Y-City Jim

    Is Matt Maloney any relation to the great Jim Maloney?

  4. JinAZ

    Sorry, but absolutely nothing in this analysis that we can’t read from stat sheets ourselves and or from other publications. It’s a roundup not an analysis.

    Nothing forcing you to read it… -j

  5. rickNmd

    I did say sorry. I wouldn’t have read it had I known otherwise.

  6. DevilsAdvocate

    That’s what analysis is: Gathering information, drawing out the more relevant portions, and then making judgments based on the information available. This piece does a lot of the work for us in terms of setting up apples-to-apples comparisons, calculating hr and k rates, etc., and even throws in VORP numbers which many have no access to.

    I found all of this helpful in forming my own opinion, which was hopefully the point. The more of these pieces, the better off we are.

  7. JinAZ

    I did say sorry. I wouldn’t have read it had I known otherwise.

    I shouldn’t post this, as I try not to feed the trolls, but I’m feeling snarky today:

    I completely disagree that there’s no analysis here. Yes, I report stats that are freely available (though I do hone them down to what I feel is most important in terms of understanding pitching skill and potential), but I also provide interpretation of those statistics that is both relevant and analytical. How much should we weight k-rate vs. bb-rate vs. hr-rate? How much meaning do those stats have at AA in terms of predicting future performance? How does Maloney compare to other young pitchers in the Reds organization, and is he more valuable that someone that could be had as a waiver pickup. How does his value compare to a 2-month rental of Lohse?

    I’m certainly not arguing that this is groundbreaking work, but I do feel it is one of the better breakdowns of this transaction that you’ll find.

    What would be required for it to be something that you’d actually consider an “analysis?” Feel free to post your own alternative breakdown. I’ll happily offer criticism, and I’ll guarantee it’ll be more constructive than the thoroughly unhelpful feedback you’ve provided thus far.
    -j

  8. willy

    the one intresting thing about lohse is that he is the only pitcher i have ever seen that gives up either 1 run or 10.
    i am sort of glad he is gone.
    but he had some potential.