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    How Teams Score Runs

    As most of you know, I'm a multi time Nobel Prize winner. In my off time, I'm an inventor, politician, adventuring Man of Action. As the inventor of the lava lamp and that fake bird drinking water thing, I've brought love and happiness to the masses.

    All that is peanuts compared to my latest discovery. After years of research, thousands of interviews, and a lot of fancy coffee I have unlocked the biggest secret of baseball: how do teams score runs?

    The paper is under peer review as we speak, but since I really don't have any peers I'm going to go ahead and release my findings to you, the fine folks if RaisorZone.

    Without further ado:

    How Teams Score Runs: A Modest Paper by Philip Raisor.

    1. Avoid Outs. (Represented by the abbreviation OBP)
    2. Collect bases. (SLG)

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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    Sacrifice flies.

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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    A team could be filled with 1.000 OBP players high slugging percentages and not score once. Found a loophole to theory.

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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    Quote Originally Posted by RadfordVA View Post
    A team could be filled with 1.000 OBP players high slugging percentages and not score once. Found a loophole to theory.
    If a team had a 1.000 OBP they would still be playing the first inning of the first game of the season.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    What about productive outs, running to your position at the start of an inning, and TEE DUBYA, TEE DUBYA? They're probably covered in your footnotes.
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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    If a team had a 1.000 OBP they would still be playing the first inning of the first game of the season.
    Could be 3 up and 3 down with all 1.000 OBP

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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    Quote Originally Posted by RadfordVA View Post
    Could be 3 up and 3 down with all 1.000 OBP
    Caught Stealing?
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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Caught Stealing?
    Yeah or stretching singles into doubles, etc.

    Shouldve just stuck with avoid outs and left out OBP

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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    Reds will win the division by 10 games.

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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    Would you rather have 4 players batting in your top 6 all with an OBP in the upper echelon of there peers but all have poor SLG %' numbers.......or would you rather have 2 guys who have mediocre OBP with upper tier SLG numbers that bat far apart in the lineup?

    This is a debate a few buddies of mine at work always debate about.....they always toss out crazy stats and play the who would you rather have game.

    I on the other hand hate stats and I believe that your eyes and brain will never fail you when evaluating a player but stats will fail and do fail you often.......although, as I age like a fine wine I am starting to gain a little faith in a few stat categories...OPS being one, and the amount of strike outs a player has. You can tell a lot with those 2 stats.

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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    And here I always thought that a team scored runs by touching home plate. I feel so stupid and badly misinformed all these years.

    The heartfelt thanks I owe to Mr. Raisor is beyond limits! :O)

    And yes, the Reds will STILL win the division by 10 games. Oh yes...it WILL be done!
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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    Quote Originally Posted by lidspinner View Post
    Would you rather have 4 players batting in your top 6 all with an OBP in the upper echelon of there peers but all have poor SLG %' numbers.......or would you rather have 2 guys who have mediocre OBP with upper tier SLG numbers that bat far apart in the lineup?

    This is a debate a few buddies of mine at work always debate about.....they always toss out crazy stats and play the who would you rather have game.

    I on the other hand hate stats and I believe that your eyes and brain will never fail you when evaluating a player but stats will fail and do fail you often.......although, as I age like a fine wine I am starting to gain a little faith in a few stat categories...OPS being one, and the amount of strike outs a player has. You can tell a lot with those 2 stats.

    I take the slugging lineup. Not sure if it scores more runs in the end or not but would be alot more fun to watch. Also would probably be more prone to peaks and valleys.

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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    You got two thirds do the equation correct.

    Avoid Outs (gettem on)
    Collect Bases (gettem over)
    You just left out gettem in.
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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    You got two thirds do the equation correct.

    Avoid Outs (gettem on)
    Collect Bases (gettem over)
    You just left out gettem in.
    Then you will be on the smiling side of the scoreboard.
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    Re: How Teams Score Runs

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    You got two thirds do the equation correct.

    Avoid Outs (gettem on)
    Collect Bases (gettem over)
    You just left out gettem in.
    That last one is problematic on so many levels.
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