Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
It's not really a so much a "small sample size" as it is a microcosm for the Reds in 2012.
They need to get better at getting on base. No one is disputing that bringing in higher OBP guys will lead to better run production. The issue of disconnect is that somehow just mentioning BA (in the context of wanting to get more BA-driven OBP guys) taints the discussion -- which I think is insane.
I believe the issue was that the Reds needed more "BA driven guys" as this would lead to more run scoring. That between two players with equal OBA and SL%, the player with the higher BA would lead to more runs.
The last 3 games was not a microcosm of the Reds season. We were getting the baserunners, we just didn't score enough of them. The Reds season was, in fact, the opposite. We didn't get enough baserunners. Of those that did reach base, we were able to score them at a better clip during the season.