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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

MLB Scrubs, Rewrites MLB.com Column Critical Of Rangers

Regardless of how stupid the original comment was, it’s not cool to scrub it clean.

Here’s the original opening of the piece:

The Astros are now the good guys. It’s more than just who they are. It’s what they represent: a great city pushed to its breaking point.

If there’s karma — that is, if the Baseball Gods are paying attention — the Astros will have one kind of week, the Rangers another. At a time when an entire country is pitching in to help Houston, the Rangers decided they were the ones who could not be inconvenienced.

Commence eye roll.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 30, 2017 at 08:42 AM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: mlb.com

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Marty Appel on Casey Stengel’s OBP, OPS+, His Managerial Career &...Reggie?

Let’s put the ‘Ol Perfessor’s playing career in some perspective.  He finished among the top 10 home run hitters in four of his seasons (I know that’s not a lot back then and some of them were inside-the-park-jobs, but still…) He finished his career with an OPS+ of 120.  Of course no one paid much attention to those numbers back then, but he also walked nearly as much as he struck out.  Batted .393 in 33 post-season plate appearances. It’s really quite a revelation when you look at his numbers through a sabermetric lens, no?  There’s more than a few good to even great players under that 120 OPS+ figure.

djordan Posted: April 25, 2017 at 06:20 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: casey stengel, mlb.com

 

 

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