Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
I just don't think the turning of the calendar effects most players.
Law of averages would say that you are going to have up and own months.
It's why it is called "average." You take all the numbers and average them together.
Of course with the case of the Reds- you have guys who don't have much talent- they can get hot for long enough to hold a job, but they aren't consistent enough to hit at a .300 clip the whole year.
The guys who can are superstars, but even they are going to fluctuate from any given time period.
Joey Votto OPsed at a 1.2 clip for the first part of the season- if he kept that up all year, he'd be a hall of famer. He can't keep that up, and it's just the law of averages.
I just don't see monthly fluctualtions as anything other than ordinary baseball.
Each pitch from each pitcher is different, and each pitcher is different from month to month, and the individual swings are different per situation that leads to the compiling of the averages or stats?? I don’t know, maybe I’m thinking too much, right into an empty box?
I guess I see them sometimes as being very good, then other times I wonder who is wearing their uniform.