Originally Posted by kaldaniels
That's the way it was said and that's the way I took it as well. I've heard that mentioned before as I noted and I don't buy it.
Now granted Votto is probably gonna knock the guy on first in as often as anyone else in the league does, but I'd still rather take my chances with a guy like Ludwick (average hitter) and a runner on 2nd, if we are just looking at that one batter to get the run home.
Yes, I agree wholeheartedly.
On another note, if anything, stolen bases are undervalued now.
I don't want to repeat what I said in other posts, but the whole formula used to get the required success rate (run expectancy) is flawed math. Now maybe someone else has come up with a better formula, but the run expectancy one is the only one I have seen in detail.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!