2013 Dodgers in Review #42: RP Josh Wall

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18.00 ERA / 7.34 FIP  7.0 IP 9.0 K/9 7.7 BB/9 (inc.)

2013 in brief: Made it into just six April games for the Dodgers before getting sent back to Albuquerque, then shipped off to Miami in July as part of the Ricky Nolasco deal.

2014 status: Likely to fight for time in the Angels bullpen.

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Poor Josh Wall. What can you really say about him? No, really, what can you say about him? That’s literally the question I’m asking myself here. Wall didn’t make the Opening Day roster, but was recalled on April 15 after Shawn Tolleson was injured, and alternated some pretty filthy stuff with some pretty filthy stat lines. Really, the one that ended his Dodger career — allowing seven earned runs in Colorado — barely even felt like his fault, because he was asked to throw 62 pitches and take one for the team after Ted Lilly couldn’t even get past two innings.

Wall was sent down after that and struggled with his control in Albuquerque before being included in the Nolasco deal, and while I do like Wall and think he’s got a future as a middle reliever, remember that we absolutely loved the price paid for Nolasco, so that should tell you all you need to know there. He never did get into a game for Miami — which is somewhat surprising, and had I known that, I might not have made his card Miami-flavored when I made it three months ago — and was eventually claimed off waivers by the Angels in October.

Wall ends his Dodger career with the worst ERA (min 10 innings) in team history, largely thanks to that Colorado game. He also has the 17th worst mark in MLB history, so at least he’s got that going for him, at least until he gets some time in with the Angels.

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Next! Paco Rodriguez‘ mostly great year!

707 comments
MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Im gonna eat ribs for breakfast

ryus_hadouken
ryus_hadouken

Is the homepage not working for anyone else?

P_F_P
P_F_P

I'LL NEVER DRINK AGAIN. (Lol repost)

Weston Taylor
Weston Taylor

Puig is such an offseason distraction...we should see if the Phillies want him for Ryan Howard...WHO SAYS NO?!

Barney G
Barney G

@DKDodgersIf they did sign him, I think Olney would have to change his rankings and give the Dodgers the top spot.

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

@Catfishin what about how close to humans they can get or their dependence trash and human interaction

Lobo
Lobo

@DKDodgers @SpaceDodger (math cat) I don't understand how people don't get how division and multiplication are related.  I know people in college who don't grasp that fact

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Nah. He means lame in terms of NYers. They all pull their hammys in the snow this time of year

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Catfishin @DBrim Yeah, even if the sequencing is different (due to 10 vote cap), I can't argue if the voter selects 10 people who I think should be in.

Hoze
Hoze

@Lobo @DKDodgers @SpaceDodger (math cat) I tutored people of all ages to add/subtract for a class that was was tiered and testing for that stuff ONLY at a community college... Its hard to understand but for whatever reason there are different learning curves in the subject

Barney G
Barney G

@DKDodgers@Barney GI don't 3B is that much of a concern though. Signing Uribe was good because he's a bridge to Seager in a year or two. If they sign a good utility guy, they'll be fine there in case Uribe gets injured. I agree on second base and the outfield situation.

Hoze
Hoze

@DKDodgers @Hoze @SpaceDodger (math cat) Very cool. At that age I wouldnt expect (but would love it if) a child be as interested..but that alone should be the driving force for learning the material..no force of action. 

Hoze
Hoze

@DKDodgers @Hoze @Lobo @SpaceDodger (math cat) It is, and I think the child suffers the most from the negligence and ignorance of that parent. The mother most likely assumes that a learning platform only exists in a classroom and she should expect much from herself to make an impact on the child. Lots of assumptions here, but I like to take the stance that child rearing in practice  takes a much less academic standpoint than it should be general 

Lobo
Lobo

@DKDodgers @Lobo @SpaceDodger (math cat) Same thing happened to me when we were first learning derivatives in Pre-Calc.  We weren't told we were learning derivatives, we just sort of were shown the h-limit theorem which gives you the derivative and were occasionally told to calculate it.  Well all we were working with was simple polynomials, so I ended up figuring out the power rule on my own.  My teacher almost threw a fit when I had the right answers on the tests but did almost no work

Lobo
Lobo

@SpaceDodger (math cat) @Lobo @Catfishin @LA_Woman Oh I've always understood the gender gap in the sciences.  It's kind of hard not to notice it.  I had a teacher this semester who told the class that he has a theory that the reason there are more women in the Chemical Engineering department than other engineering departments is because chemistry reminds them of cooking

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

@Lobo @SpaceDodger (math cat) @Catfishin @LA_Woman I think it's due to lack of opportunity and gender stereotypes. It's stereotypically the female's job to be a caretaker. Building and researching is the exact opposite of caretaking. You don't learn how to build by playing with a doll pretending to be "mommy"

Lobo
Lobo

@SpaceDodger (math cat) @Lobo @Catfishin @LA_Woman Well, what I mean is do you think that a higher percentage of men in engineering and similar fields are sexist, or is it just that there's more guys overall so there's also more that are sexist?

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

@Catfishin @SpaceDodger (math cat) @LA_Woman During thanksgiving dinner, I had someone trying to explain to me that interest in the sciences was related to testosterone levels. The more testosterone you have, the more likely you are to be interested in the sciences.


I was literally shaking with rage

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

@Catfishin @SpaceDodger (math cat) @LA_Woman Yes, that's why I showed my cousins andromeda galaxy, pointed out the galilean moons, took them to a planetarium, and then to see the space shuttle endeavor. I did all this because I was looking for a boyfriend.