Originally Posted by BadFundamentals
OK fair enough. Thanks for the quick and dirty summary.
I guess I still prefer the OBP, SLG, Batting avg. and a given players intangibles etc. etc..taken independently and assigned appropriate weights for a given discussion to something like RC for a simple reason. They don't group all 162 games together and award the pennant to the team that scores the most cumulative runs during the year. Each game is a new day. If you win a game 25-2 it is still just ONE win. There is no Cingular rollover.
I'd prefer versatile players who can do whatever it takes to win each game one at a time.
Personally, I like to be able to see, within a very small margin of error (like I said, in 2004 less then a 3% difference) (nearly) exactly how many runs a player creates, especially when you're comparing one player to another.
Adam Dunn creating the 9th most runs in the NL actually means something.