Originally Posted by Old school 1983
He's help this team win. I have no doubt. RBI do matter. You can't OBP or OPS a team to death. This team proves that. You need RBI. Runs win gamers. Sure the two are correlated but correlation does not mean causation. Getting on base does not create runs. It creates base runners. If you have no one to knock them in it doesn't matter. RBI directly cause runs. We can lead the known universe is obp but if you can't get them in it doesn't matter.
What? OBP absolutely correlates to runs. Guess what? The Reds are 1st in the NL in BB%, 3rd in the NL in OBP and 2nd in the NL in runs!