What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Btw-how's that WAR thing working out for Josh? LMFAO
I guess you could say not very well.
That's why WAR is basically worthless.
have any announcers sounded more disappointed than these 3 that tex is winning? wow, tex does not deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the team w/ the mighty cabrera?
Gilly don't start that crap. We won-enjoy it.
Out of curiosity, do you even know how they calculate WAR? Or are you bashing something you don't understand?
NAH, I'm waiting for a fucking genius like you to explain it to me.
Thanks for asking, Keystone. It's a fair question.
JD---WOW what a week with your mother. Sorry you are having to help her walk all week after that marathon session.
@eric My post was more of a question. I did not phrase it correctly. If Trout was a 10+WAR and also great OBP, I think he should of scored more than he did. I know the Angels pitching was not good, but the runs scored should be better. Rangers were 40+ runs more than the Angels last year. I think the Yankees were better than the Angels last year in offense too because they scored more runs. I think Fangraphs keeps track of batting average, which Angles did lead.
This is where the "Washism" comes from, "Ian is always at the top of the league in runs scored" no matter if he had a low OBP last year or not.
To further complicate things, A's finished almost 100 runs behind Rangers and some 20+ OBP and won the division. This is what makes baseball so great. It is a team sport. Now defense and pitching contribute to the overall total.
@eric: per Tango via Beyond the Box Score, the 5th hitter matters, and it's where you put your 4th best hitter "unless he lives and dies with the long ball". The leadoff batter should be the highest OBP guy on the team that doesn't thrive on power (speed is a bonus, but not the most important). The cleanup, as you said, should be the best hitter on the team that does thrive on power. The short explanation for this is, of the top 5 hitters, the 3rd hitter comes to bat most often with 2 outs and no one on.
Ozzie Trout lead the league in runs scored last year. He did this despite only playing in 139 games last year. Trout scored a ton of runs, one of the primary reasons that he scored all those runs is that he was on base a whole lot. You can't judge team runs by a single players OBP, just the amount of runs that player should be likely to score.
@JKolar....good point, I had forgotten Trout didn't start the season and only played 139 games. Te extra games definitely would have increased his runs scored.
Very small sample size, but I am impressed with Elvis as our lead off for last few games. May be, he and Kins can flip-flop as 1 & 2??
@d1 - we will soon find out. But Wash did say Kins will not be "Wally Pip'd.
Kins is not going to move off the leadoff spot. Two good games from Elvis doesn't change anything.
Elvis would have to go on fire to take the leadoff spot from Ian when he comes back. It probably won't happen.
I'm still tired.
I hope it doesn't rain tonight. Everything gets damp down here when it rains. Sean Tom can't go out his kitty door and bring back little friends.
Between Elaine, the Head Cashier, and reading the verses that Dr. Goodness underlines for me, and Sean Tom waking me up every 10 minutes to say, "I'm back!", I just don't get enough sleep.
Ozzie, I think your comments are 33% better. Keep an eye on Kins for us.
Just a thought...how many teams has Tango managed? How many pennants or World Series does he have under his belt? Just askin' :)
We don't know. Most people don't even know his real name. He supposedly works for an MLB team, but I'm not sure which one.
He currently works for the Cubs, and he worked for the Mariners a couple of years ago.
once again, Yu throwing too many pitches
they did not sweep us last wk, but will this time. DISGUSTING. offensive impotentence
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