Originally Posted by Kc61
No. I mean like the last two World Series had low strikeout teams on both sides.
I mean that NO GOOD can come from swinging and missing.
I mean that the Reds should look at offenses like the Cards and Giants and ask themselves why these teams do well in the post-season.
And the Reds should read Tom Verducci's article on this subject in Sports Illustrated.
That's what I mean.
You can find just as many examples of the opposite. The Rays in 2008 were in the top five in baseball in strikeouts. The Phillies were also in the top 10. The Rockies in 2007 were sixth. The Tigers were in the top 10 in 2006. In 2004, Boston was 3rd in all of baseball in strikeouts where St. Louis was also in the top 10. Point is, there is no evidence that strikeouts dictate postseason success based on the World Series participants in two years.
I'm not big on strikeouts. And I've always thought the purpose of having a bat in the hand is to hit a baseball. So make no mistake, I think there is something to be said for putting the ball in play (though ironically you don't like Chris Heisey for taking that approach). But I see no evidence whatsoever that strikeouts have a big impact on who advances in the postseason.