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comment Why would a team trade for then waive a player?
Also, apparently the Hawks will get a little back (not much) at the end of the season now that Anthony has signed with another team due to an "ideal of established-off" principle : proudteams.com/nba/…
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comment Why would a team trade for then waive a player?
You're correct about the buyout--I originally thought it was less than the whole contract. Still, the Hawks end up saving money after this year by unloading the $47 million over 3 years due to Schroder. That's the real point of this for them, along with getting a draft pick and Justin Anderson. If they didn't waive Anthony, they would be in a position where they might not every get much value from him because 1) he has a no-trade clause making him difficult to deal, and 2) he didn't really want to play for the Hawks. Now they can use the roster spot on someone for whom they can build value.
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comment Why would a team trade for then waive a player?
I think that nobody, including the Rockets, wanted Anthony under his current contract. Now that he's waived, he'll become a free agent and somebody, possibly the Rockets, can negotiate a new contract with him.
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comment How many bunt home runs has there been in the history of MLB?
This reminded me of a story that I can't find and I don't know if it really happened (maybe just my imagination!), but it was along these lines: a batter bunted, the ball rolled down the foul line and the fielders waited for it to roll foul. They then spent time arguing with the umpire, trying to convince him that it should be ruled foul, all while the batter continued around the bases and scored. A true bunt home run; it would be nice though if I could figure out where I got that story from.
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comment Baseball - WHIP
@jamauss, that's probably right in actuality but what PhilipKendall is proposing is a hypothetical where some pitcher has a higher hit-by-pitch rate than Nelson, in this case arbitrarily choosing Tanner Roark and saying what if he had 13 hit batters in half the innings as Nelson? The point being that the biggest "effect" on WH(+HBP)IP isn't always necessarily from the league leader.
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comment Baseball - WHIP
@PhilipKendall, that's very true. Instead of being the most extreme example, it's just then illustrative that for even those pitchers that hit a lot of batters, there's not a ton of value added to the WHIP numbers.
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