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Manager of the Year update!

"I kept playing him through times when there were some offensive shortcomings," Tracy said. "I will never ever give up on Clint Barmes."

Clint Barmes has a career line of .259 / .299 (!) / .417. He has a career FRAR at second base of 45. He has a career WARP1 of 7.8. He’s a nice dude, and he made a great catch last night, but come on, Jim Tracy. Clint Barmes is one of the most replaceable players of all time. He’s been with the team for seven years, and if the Rockies had played a totally average AAA callup at second that entire time they’d have one less win per year to show for it. He’s also thirty years old, and isn’t going to get any better.

Also, this was one of Barmes’ best offensive years of all time. If you thought he had some shortcomings this year, you should have been around for 2006 when he went .220 / .264 / .335 in 535 PA. Mendoza’d that shit up.

New Manager of the Year criterion: Be unable to tell young players who need improvement apart from bad players.

September 28th, 2009 Posted by | Baseball | no comments

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