Re: Reds 2008 ZiPS Projections
Originally Posted by TRF
Sorry to see that Belisle will obviously be injured in '08. Guess I can skip this season and look forward to 2009.
Seriously, does he explain at ALL how he comes to these conclusions?
Belisle injured? But he made 25 appearances out of the pen... To me, this looks like it's basically a past few seasons extrapolated with a healthy dose of regression to the mean. I imagine every team looks pretty mediocre with ZiPS.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.