I guess the thread is unimportant if you assume that BA means nothing. But I find it hard to accept that.
i can see the argument that BA standing alone is unimportant. Not agreeing, but I see it.
But I can't see the argument that BA doesn't contribute to OBP and SLG. I don't see how you achieve a good OBP or any SLG without hits.
And I stand by the premise of the thread, that if the Reds had better BA hitters, it would help the offense.