Talk:David Freese

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Good article David Freese has been listed as one of the Sports and recreation good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
April 1, 2012 Good article nominee Listed
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Picture[edit]

I think that's Berkman in the picture. I'd prefer a newer picture with his current number. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.61.227.215 (talk) 03:42, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

You are right, that is Berkman. The photo is not David Freese. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.144.252.26 (talk) 18:07, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

No, that is Freese in the picture. He used to wear #12, which Berkman now wears. – Muboshgu (talk) 18:16, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:David Freese/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Resolute (talk · contribs) 23:06, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

GA review (see here for what the criteria are, and here for what they are not)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail:
General
  • Images are good
  • Sources are good
    • No concerns with close paraphrasing
Lead
  • No need to state twice that he declined a scholarship from Missouri.
  • Player of the week award in the infobox? That seems remarkably trivial when compared to the rest of the awards.
Early life
  • It seems that RBI was never spelled out and linked to the appropriate article on first mention.
Professional career
Overall

The issues I found are all very minor, pretty much only a couple of spots where linking to an article is beneficial to a reader without a great understanding of baseball. I've added these links myself, and see no reason not to pass this nomination outright. Regards, Resolute 23:06, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! This feedback will be useful if I ever attempt to take this to FA. – Muboshgu (talk) 23:28, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Proposed removal of redundant publisher information[edit]

A number of citations in this article unnecessarily include the publisher for periodicals and websites that have their own Wikipedia article. This information has no value to anyone wanting to check or track down references. For example, publisher=Washington Post Company for references to The Washington Post, or publisher=MLB Advanced Media for references to MLB.com, only make the article longer - significantly longer when repeated many times - without adding anything useful. Therefore I plan to upgrade the article's citations to remove all such redundant publisher info, bringing them into line with the recommended use of the cite template (see Template:Citation#Publisher). I'll also remove redundant 'location' parameters (e.g. work=New York Times|location=New York), as suggested by the template's usage guidelines. Please raise any questions here or on my talk page. Colonies Chris (talk) 20:05, 11 January 2013 (UTC)