What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Here are some numbers I find interesting:
YTD (136 games)- Run differential per game = +.63 (4.54 runs - 3.9 against)2012 = +.62 (4.99 runs - 4.36 against)2011 = +1.1 (5.28 runs - 4.18 against)2010 = +.62 (4.86 runs - 4.24 against)
Except for 2011 when the offensive production was ridiculously good, this year's team is winning by essentially the same margin as the teams of last year and 2010.
But look at the runs scored vs. runs against. This year's team has the lowest run production in the four years but also has the fewest runs allowed. The bats are weaker but the pitching is far stronger.
If pitching wins championships, this team has a better chance of winning the WS than any of the three previous.
Interesting. That (the numbers provided by you) somehow seems to back up my general image of the Rangers this year so far, that is, good defense (pitchers) strrugles to make up for bad offense. Had fun with your positive data.
geeez a nerd turd.
I do think pitching wise this is the best pitching staff the Rangers have ever had, but the offensive struggles that often come against mediocre pitching worries me.
Jeremy and Sandwisch it means an early out in the playoffs unless their bats get hot in those games. The Mariners have shown that good pitching with ace starters can take you but so far. A team must score more then 2 runs a game to contend.
Jeremy, I believe after yesterday's loss to Oakland there's not a Ranger fan out there that doesn't share your worries.
Lee, The Ranger bats have gone stagnant again, no question. But according to the numbers noted above, the Rangers can win consistently scoring only two runs. They only need to stick to the trend of giving up 1.37 runs in each of those games.
And when was the last time that goal was achieved, 1893?
Exactly. The statistics as presented make the premise seem logical. Until you go back to that 3.9 average runs allowed per game. That's the trend the offense is truly up against and what Jon Daniels has been saying for several weeks (need to score four runs to win).
Fun with numbers. That's why I don't take the sabermetrics fanatics too seriously.
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