Re: Two national guys chime in on Billy Hamilton today
Originally Posted by JKam
Has sabremetric view changed at all now that home runs are way down in recent years? Does a SB become more valuable with less HRs?
With offense down, extra bases are certainly more valuable. However, base-runners themselves are more valuable as well, so making an out hurts more as well than it does in an era where a guy is more likely to come up and drive himself in.
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.