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Don't you have AJ's dry cleaning to pick up?
Havent seen you in a while. How is the cleanup going in seaside heights? Have you seen snooki's baby yet?
The problem with the traditional stats like wins and RBI is they aren't indicative of future performance.
they still can't be completely ignored. Both the new school of thought and the the old school have a place in any and all discussions when it comes to an individual player. To choose one side is way short sighted and flawed.
Pic Sigs are for losers.
They did, but Machado had been going through some growing pains at Bowie, also. The last few weeks before his call-up, though, I think he was on fire and made the decision a whole lot easier.
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
Melky Cabrera to the Blue Jays- 2/16.
The jays are going to be interesting this year one way or another
This Toronto team will be epic. In what way is yet to be seen.
2013 Blue Jays payroll
$106.75M guaranteed to those 15 players.
This post was edited by fearthenoodle 17 months ago
I don't think anyone argues traditional stats should be ignored totally but when trying to predict future performance they come behind the advanced statistics.
Who is better:
Player A: 34 HR 142 RBI 104 Runs .285/.374/.507
Player B: 31 HR 108 RBI 83 Runs .293/.394/.531
How do you all feel about how the free agent season has been going? Technically, it seems the O's haven't missed any of their supposed targets (Swisher, Saunders, HOF 2B, Napoli?).
For whatever reason (maybe because I'm an O's fan), I am starting to get a little nervous about this off season.
"roomers are for bitches and bitches get fucked up."
I think we're fine. I like that we've been linked to Gomes. I never thought we'd make a big splash in FA so to me the offseason is going as planned. Wouldn't be shocked at something like McLouth/Gomes/Saunders.
I do think we pull off a trade at some point this offseason.
fair enough. i just don't care for people who state their opinion as fact and FTN does it all the time. when he's wrong, he'll either get a) get defensive and start spinning "not that big a deal, buck being buck, team X does the same thing, etc" or b) "tell me where i said that"
sorry i don't have 12 hours a day to sit on my computer and search 5,000 pages of o's threads.
Depending on unknown info (age, contract year, defense, OTF issues), I think you have to say Player A is better. Offensively at least.
This post was edited by deacondamo 17 months ago
really good to see Toronto follow the correct process and go about it the right way. they know how to build teams. hopefully no more inexplicable injuries or failures to perform up to expected levels ....
Give me B, everything else being equal. 3 less home runs but his slugging is higher which means more doubles and triples than player A. Plus he gets on base more.
RBI and runs can be a function of who hits in front of or behind him. You can use the AL MVP debate as an example of that. Cabrera had more RBI than Trout but he also had a lot more opportunities since he had the 1st and 2nd hitters in the lineup in front of him whereas Trout had the 8th and 9th hitters.
Edit: Meant to quote Titan
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by jsh 17 months ago
People definitely argue that, maybe not you but in general. Advanced stats aren't perfect and I'd rather look at both sets of stats advanced and traditional and use both to make an informed decision. Advanced metrics may tell you a guy should be a great player but he is mediocre etc.
We should make a stat RBI's produced with Runners in scoring position. then use that to make it a percentage of overall RBI's. I'm sure its out there but that would make the RBI picture more clear as to if someone just had more opportunities and converted less or vice versa.
Please tell me this is a joke.
I don't do that. The only thing I post as facts are... facts. And I'm sorry- I am not going to going to admit to saying something if I didn't say it. I know you think you remember what I said better than I do, but you don't.
It's my opinion. Feel free to share yours.
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