Originally Posted by PuffyPig
If they get a .768 OPS with RISP (but are better in those situations due to their patience, being aggesive on the right pitches, and raking the ball when they make contact), their offense will take quite dip next year.
You can't lose 100 points of OPS with RISP and not score quite a bit less.
BTW, the Reds last year had a .744 OPS with RISP, including a .363 OBA.
No doubt that you're right about that. The Reds will have a much better chance to win the Division next season.
Of course, Phillips ain't hittin' .338 again, or whatever it was, but others could do better. Votto's walks contributed a lot to the OPS. They just wouldn't pitch to him, and why would you?