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The truth is, it isn't all on the players.



Theo Epstein--whose Chicago Cubs have won more Regular-season and postseason games the past few seasons than any other team--seemingly represents the new generation of management that unabashedly values power over rate.


"I prioritize getting on base a lot, hitting the ball From their ballpark and playing good defense over group rate," said Epstein, the Cubs' president of baseball operations. "It'd be wonderful to receive a bit more athletic and get a little bit quicker; we'd really like to do it. But the reality for me is that speed isn't as essential as getting on base, not as important as hitting the ball out of the ballpark, and much less essential as defense, even though it does contribute to defense." Those attributes, highlighted by electricity, characterized the 2017 World Series winner Astros. Houston finished the postseason with 27 homers, tying the record set by the 2002 San Francisco Giants.


From the World Series, the Astros hit a record 15 homers. That Was one over the Giants collected in 2002, when they lost the Fall Classic into the Anaheim Angels in seven games. The Astros and Dodgers set a World Series record by combining for 25 homers. This was four more than the Giants and Angels hit in 2002. Alas, the landscape has changed radically. And in a hurry.


In 2014 -- three years before last season's record home-run Explosion (and one year before the onset of Statcast[TM] technology)--Nelson Cruz, together with 40 homers for the Baltimore Orioles, was the only player to transcend 37. That season, just 11 players hit 30 home runs or longer. MLB's complete of 4,186 home runs was its lowest since the strike-shortened, 144-game period of 1995. And it was nearly 46 percent below last season's record complete. From the spring of 2015, the Cubs' Kris Bryant, who wouldn't be brought up to begin his rookie season until mid-April, directed spring training hitters with nine homers in 40 at-bats. That's a ratio of one every 4.4 ABs.


Bryant, though, didn't expect to continue this pace. In Assessing what could be considered a good full-season outputsignal, he stated he thought that the total of 30 was becoming the new 40.


"Oh, yeah, absolutely," said Bryant, who went on To hit 26 homers as N.L. Rookie of the Year in 2015 before powering 39 as league MVP in 2016. "I mean, I grew up watching Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs (in 2001), and now guys are talking about 30 being good." Fellow third baseman Josh Donaldson, who'd just moved out of the Oakland A's to the Toronto Blue Jays, had been quick to add,"It's lower than that. I think 20 is the new standard --30 is elite power."


How wrong he was. Embracing Launch Angle and Exit Velocity And asserting that any ball he hit on the floor was by mistake, Donaldson headed the campaign for upward mobility. And, sure enough, as Donaldson started swinging up, things began looking up, too. He gathered 41 doubles, 41 homers and 123 RBI in 2015 to develop into the A.L. MVP.


Maybe some sleight kind of marketing manipulation is Responsible for the current home-run surge--and we do mean sleight (as in Launch Angle, Exit Velocity, possibly changes in ball), not minor. None of that can compare, however, with turning a blind eye on steroid usage, as MLB and the players' union did for years. The sport finally instituted drug testing with penalties in 2004 and prohibited amphetamines in 2006. "You do not want people to be cynical," Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly told the AP last year because he watched the home-run explosion led by his own celebrity, Stanton. "I believe what fans really want to understand --they adore greatness, they love seeing the ball go from this ballpark, you love watching athletes in most


Sports do great and do great things--but I believe as a fan, and I include myself in that, you want to understand it's coming through hard work and Dedication and talent. Not any other assistance."

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On ‎6‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 12:04 AM, tuanbusku said:

I went to the download page for the first time and found the familiar betas listed under the Stable list just like Everest.

Since we're dealing with Fiery here I would assume that the betas for AIDA64 are just as high quality as the betas for Everest were?

In other words, I should just get the very latest version even if it's a beta?

With only a few exceptions (per 23 years really) beta builds of our software are just as high quality and dependable as stable builds.  So feel free to use always the latest beta build, since it provides the greatest level of hardware and software recognition.

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