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They should replace RBI with wRC.

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

They should replace RBI with wRC.

Anyone who cites it as proof of a batter's value should be punched in the throat.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Anyone who cites it as proof of a batter's value should be punched in the throat.

 

It also annoys me when people talk about BA w/ RISP. It stands to reason that if a pitcher allowed a runner into scoring position then averages will be higher. It only seems relevant if it is lower than their regular BA.

 

 

In depressing news, Matt Harvey likely headed to the operating table with a partially torn UCL. It seems as though the young gentleman in his Kimmel bit had sage advice for him.

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"Did you catch that?"

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Looking forward to seeing young mr. Fernandez starring for the Braves or Yankees in a few years
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JA Happ may have just broken Cano's hand on the same awful 2 seamer he broke Granderson's hand with. Why does this guy keep throwing 2 seamers inside to lefties when he can't control it?

 

edit: turns out he has only 2 HBP this season not including Granderson in spring training. Guess he just doesn't like the Yankees.


Edited by EMartNJ - 8/27/13 at 7:56pm
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A miracle home run in the final out of the 9th inning prevented a sweep of the Tigers by Oakland. Never did a 1-3 series sound so good.
And, it prevented--at least temporarily--SteveB writing; "Kitty, kitty..."

#neverleavethegameearly
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Some must watch AL East baseball coming up this weekend! Both the Yankees and Orioles need this series.

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Some must watch AL East baseball coming up this weekend! Both the Yankees and Orioles need this series.

i've got tickets to the august 7 game in yankee stadium. the new yankee stadium is weird.. there seems to be affordable tickets (ever since 2009) available even for the games that should be sold out.

I do love the ticketmaster system for yankee tickets, so clear and easy to use. The redsox system is a bit of a crapshoot (sometimes you can get seats right on the field, or even green monster seats, other times nothing).
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Tickets have been pretty good this year because they havn't fielded a major league team until recently. The good spots (203, infield and foul ball territory) are still spendy though. Best tickets I've ever gotten were 117a for $100 apiece to see Pettitte toss a gem against the Rays last year.

 

It was 7.1 IP 10 K 2 H 0 R. Russel Martin also hit a GS in that game.


Edited by EMartNJ - 8/30/13 at 8:50am
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Some excellent ball being played!

 

I'm surprised Robin Ventura and Chris Sale haven't killed the rest of the White Sox out of sheer frustration.

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Jona Kerri's Grantland Podcast is back this year. Its been pretty good, but yesterday's edition was excellent where he interviewed Manny Acta (former Indians manager) and gabe kapler (my wife's hugest former red sox crush).

kerry really asked the pertenient questions, analytically speaking, to the former manager and player (who actually used analytics a lot) and got the real world answers two the thinking and trials and tribulations of having to implement analytics into real world situations.
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Speaking of stats... Jim Leyland shows why he's a hack of a manager. Real old guy answer here.

 

"I don't believe in any of that stuff," Leyland said. "I won't listen to any of it and have no interest in talking about it. You can figure out whatever you want. My view of pitchers' stats is this: Did he give us a chance to win? If he did that on any kind of consistent basis for me, then he's a very good pitcher."

 

It's sad that he doesn't realize that all of the metrics measure a pitcher's ability to give you "a chance to win."

 

Oy.

 

Also an interesting tidbit: Uehara is 2 innings away from a perfect game over 9 appearances.

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Speaking of stats... Jim Leyland shows why he's a hack of a manager. Real old guy answer here.

"I don't believe in any of that stuff," Leyland said. "I won't listen to any of it and have no interest in talking about it. You can figure out whatever you want. My view of pitchers' stats is this: Did he give us a chance to win? If he did that on any kind of consistent basis for me, then he's a very good pitcher."

To be fair, wasn't he really just blustering to stick up for his pitcher? As I understand it, the context was a question suggesting that Scherzer's record has more to do with unusually good run support than with good pitching. What's he going to say in that spot? That he agrees that Scherzer and John Lackey are basically fungible, and that his 19-2 starter is more lucky than good?
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I would have pointed to Scherzer's 3rd place ERA, his 1st place WHIP, his 2nd place WAR, his 2nd place Ks, his 2nd place BAA etc etc. Granted, all of this analysis probably puts Yu Darvish on top but it still shows that Scherzer has generally not needed the run support. In fact, he really only has two cheap wins v. Oakland 7-6 with 6 ER in 5 IP and v. KC 7-5 with 5 ER in 5 IP.

 

So he has real proof to shut down the run support question but Leyland went with the old man answer and defenestrated all stats (except the almighty win).

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