Re: Raisor's Pyth Thm of Baseball and the Nationals
Originally Posted by SteelSD
Yeah. I think that was the Reds.
I have no idea if it holds true because I'd have to do a lot of research on the subject to effectively prove it, but I've always felt that teams who are able to best beat their pythag are teams who:
1. Have a combination of either Excellent Hitting/Mediocre Pitching or Mediocre Hitting/Excellent Pitching.
2. End up winning a very high percentage of their one-Run games regardless of method (i.e. "smallball" versus "powerball").
In short, I think beating the pythag is random, but teams that minimize the randomness allowing for more one-Run (or 2-Run maybe) situations over the course of a season are better off in respect to actually beating their pythag.
Again, just a theory.
You're missing the most important skill, Steel. It's all about directing anger towards winning. That's something you just can't quantify.
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