Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ...
Opinions are like belly buttons. Everybody has one, and they don't want someone else's shoved into their face.
Per Reds.com - Logan O has stranded the last 16 inherited numbers.
Worstest. Reliever. Evah!!
"I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of bubble gum."
- - Rowdy Roddy Piper
"It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man"
- - Fletch
I think Ondrusek is ok. He tends to fade later in the season, maybe he'll do better in late 2012 with less work.
Arredondo apparently warming up.
Even if you regress his BABIP to .300, which seems like a reach considering he's maintained his BABIP in three straight seasons, you're still left with an OPS against of league average.
So no, he's actually not a replacement level reliever. He's more like an average reliever.
And for the record, I like FIP and xFIP, but I think the true measure of a pitcher is in between FIP and OPS. I don't think either extremes are the most accurate measures of a pitcher. I think it's too little to not account for anything in play, but I also think not all of what happens in play was the doing of a pitcher. So I don't think OPS against is perfect, but I don't think FIP is either.
Last edited by Brutus; 08-02-2012 at 04:28 PM.
"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
For the record, I would have let Ondrusek pitch the 9th here.