Lessa the same.
Lessa the same.
Yes, RBI's in an aggregate form are not very intuitive. However, there is still some level of achievement, or rather, production within RBI's. There's a decent amount of correlation of RBI's to run-producing rates (that is to say percentage of opportunities capitalized). While RBI's for me are not much more than a cosmetic filler on a stat sheet, I don't completely dismiss them as irrelevant or team dependent. Some guys who have hit a lot of homers, but driven in a small ratio of homers to RBI's, have in fact low run-scoring rates within their total opportunities as opposed to the perception that they are a victim of fewer runners in front of them.
All that to say, I would not completely eliminate the term from one's vocabulary.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
The name Mora conjures up one memory to me, which I feel fits here: "Playoffs? Don't talk to me about playoffs. Playoffs?!"
Melvin Mora is the father of quintuplets, which is pretty cool, maybe whoever signs him can work the kids into a marketing campaign or something.
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons
I am big on the RBI, if it wasnt an important stat why would players like Phillips and Votto want to get to 100 so bad, also Walt and Dusty would give a limb to get an RBI guy (Scott Rolen lopsided trade), but if you guys think Mora is that horrible Im sorry for even posting it.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Plus the Reds and Mr. Baker aren't big on putting OBP guys, that is guys that can get on base, in front of the guys with SLG that can receive the RBI. Good luck on even God himself driving in many runs with Tevaras and Janish types batting in front of him.
I really dug R.B.I. when I was in High School. It was the first video game that actually used players' names, and those cartooney looking cats....Whooo! Hilarious.
"We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn
Just a guess, guys who are good hitters get a lot of RBI because they're good hitters and not because they're "good" at getting "RBI."
If turning base runners into runs is a skill, Andrew McCutcheon (a guy who hit in the leadoff spot all year) was the best in 2009.
"Bring on Rod Stupid!"
I don't mind me some RBI's, I just want lessa mora, and, no, Ryan Hanigan is not a good hitter but it has nothing to do with RBI's, where Dusty bats him, or anything else.