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    Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....

    How long till we hit 2000?

    I'll get the conversation going.....

    Are strikeouts bad?
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    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Joe Sheehan at baseball prospectus weighs in on Taveras and the Reds here:

    He doesn't have alot of flattering things to say about Jocketty so be warned before reading.

    This quote is kind of snappy:
    You'd think that he'd be better at predicting the Reds W/L since he is so fluent in Saberish.

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    Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....



    Maybe he can eat bad franchises too.
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    Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I actually think it's fairly conservative.

    Every uptick in OBP increases the total number of PAs for not just the hitter, but the other hitters around him in the lineup.

    30 more walks means 30 more opportunities for the next man up. Even figuring the next man up at .350 OBP, that's an additional 11 times on base for him.

    So, suddenly we've got not just 30 extra guys on base, we've got 41 additional guys on base. And, of course, we're not even factoring HOW the next guy gets on base -- it might be a walk, or it might be a double, or even a home run that adds a tick directly to the run total. If you give a guy like Joey Votto an extra 30 PAs, you can predict with some certainty that he's probably going to hit an additional HR (given his PA per HR is well under 30).

    Cascade effect of high OBP -- it brings your hitters to the plate more frequently and gives more opportunities to score runs.


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    Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....

    There just aren't enough actual skills here to build a regular baseball player.
    My favorite quote from the BP article on Taveras.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    We can also thank the guy above for keeping this thread open!

    His love for Willy Taveras knows no bounds...

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    Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....

    So..is this now a race for the last post?

    Go Gators!

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    Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    So..is this now a race for the last post?

    I'm not sure anymore, but just in case it is . . .

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    Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....

    Calling Dr. Kevorkian, calling Dr. Kevorkian....

    Rem

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    Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....

    Closed at 1000 posts...please only start a continuation if you have something to add that hasn't already been said.


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