Originally Posted by Kc61
I haven't read the whole thread, but is anybody saying that a ballclub should have ALL singles hitters or ALMOST all singles hitters? I doubt it. I'm not.
You need a mixture. The Reds mix is poor IMO. They need more OBP and BA guys. To go ALONG with the power they already have.
It's a matter of balance.
My post was in regard to someone saying the Reds needed a more singles-oriented approach in those games. I was merely showing that the Reds had plenty of singles and not enough extra-base hits.
I am with you on the OBP. They need more power too. I don't think the AVG matters. Maximize the OBP and the SLG. The AVG adds nothing to the mix. We have already seen that as long as the OBP and SLG stay the same the batting average makes no difference. There is no increase in production between .200/.330/.450 and .300/.330/.450. Even a 100 point increase in batting average failed to improve his production and may even have hurt it a bit.
You should read the whole thread, lots of interesting stuff in this one.