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camisadelgolf
07-15-2011, 05:20 AM
I couldn't help but laugh when I thought about the fact that he was actually a GM.
http://espn.go.com/blog/the-gms-office/post/_/id/389/simple-stats-to-evaluate-teams-players

Due to confidentiality agreements and proprietary rights, I canít share my experiences with advanced statistical systems during my years as a general manager. However, as much as the public is aware of and embraces statistics like Wins Above Replacement (WAR), WHIP, and OPS, many clubs have algorithms that are much more complicated and helpful.

Baseball also has a simple to side to it. I get asked all the time which two or three common statistics I would pick to evaluate a team or players. My quick answer would be the following:

1. For a team: Run differential
2. For a hitter: OPS + RBIs, or OPSBIs
3. For a pitcher: ERA, WHIP, SO

OldXOhio
07-15-2011, 04:16 PM
Best part of that mess are the responses by the readers.

Raisor
07-15-2011, 04:27 PM
I'm a little surprised that Bowden didn't use former redszone legend Bad Fundamentals' KRISPy stat.

That was made for him.

(If you have no idea what I'm talking about, search the archives)

RichRed
07-15-2011, 04:52 PM
He's adding apples and wrenches to get...well, apples.

Leatherclad buffoon.

blumj
07-15-2011, 05:02 PM
We write better nonsense than that for free.

757690
07-15-2011, 05:16 PM
He specifically said common stats. I doubt he considers FIP or wOBA a common stat.

And to be honest, you can learn a lot about players and teams from the stats he mentioned.

Brutus
07-15-2011, 05:43 PM
OPSBI's make sense.

I measure my work productivity (hours worked + tasks completed). I call it hours/tasks

:D

nate
07-15-2011, 10:28 PM
Is OPSBI really just OPS + RBI?

So, an .800 OPS player with 50 "RBI" has a 50.800 OPSBI?

Is this simply to break a tie?

Raisor
07-15-2011, 10:29 PM
Is OPSBI really just OPS + RBI?

So, an .800 OPS player with 50 "RBI" has a 50.800 OPSBI?

Is this simply to break a tie?

100 RBI would be 1.000 points.

nate
07-15-2011, 10:43 PM
100 RBI would be 1.000 points.

That's a lot of points!

Can one trade RBI for power-ups, pogs or chits?

Brutus
07-16-2011, 12:03 AM
Is OPSBI really just OPS + RBI?

So, an .800 OPS player with 50 "RBI" has a 50.800 OPSBI?

Is this simply to break a tie?

I think it would become 850 OPSBIs

757690
07-16-2011, 12:08 AM
That's a lot of points!

Can one trade RBI for power-ups, pogs or chits?

That OSPBI is one great Rube Goldberg stat. :)

marcshoe
07-16-2011, 12:30 AM
I like to evaluate pitchers by adding ERA, WHIP, and the square root of a pitcher's strikeouts plus his uniform number.

cincinnati chili
07-16-2011, 12:53 PM
I'm convinced that one of these days Bowden will be blogging from prison.

Chip R
07-18-2011, 09:39 AM
Is OPSBI really just OPS + RBI?


OPS is slugging + on base percentage. Just sayin.

nate
07-18-2011, 10:01 AM
OPS is slugging + on base percentage. Just sayin.

Rgr. That's mainly why I prefer wOBA these days.

TRF
07-18-2011, 10:37 AM
ok, shots about his clothing aside, and remember, he did draft Joey Votto, isn't he really sayin a hitter's OPS in RBI situations? I'm probably reading it wrong, and that may or may not have value, but as written there is no way to combine the two unless you look at the first stat in conjunction with the second stat situations.

just my opinion. its almost like KRISPy, but with meaning.