Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rantankerous: Prepare your JAWS for a sabermetric WAR

Brian “What We Learned” Tynes vs. George “Hot Reads” Jones. I got through 5:18…and then it was back to my Räjäyttäjät party.

If you don’t know wSB from TMZ, you’re in the right place.

One of those is a baseball statistic and the other is a celebrity news web site. The legitimacy of both is debatable.

In this week’s discussion, George jumps on the sabermetric bandwagon and tries to argue the merits of such nonsensical acronyms as UZR, wOBA, BABIP and OOPS, which are all baseball statistics.

That doesn’t sit well with Brian, who is convinced “this entire sabermetrics thing is one giant OOPS.”

The gauntlet is thrown when the discussion turns into alphabet soup with a rousing game of “Is this a real baseball stat?” Among the contenders are IDL, RFM and DRS. See how well you do against the “expert.”

Repoz Posted: June 21, 2014 at 07:11 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: sabermetrics

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. BDC Posted: June 21, 2014 at 08:32 AM (#4732134)
As James Joyce once remarked, KMRIA.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
--
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April - June 2018)
(2181 - 8:42am, May 23)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogYankees should trade for Paxton.
(34 - 8:23am, May 23)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOTP 2018 May 21: President takes British royalty to a baseball game, May 15, 1991
(567 - 8:16am, May 23)
Last: Joe Bivens Hereby Demands!

NewsblogTwins part with Phil Hughes despite owing him more than $22 million
(12 - 8:09am, May 23)
Last: . . . . . .

NewsblogHader's feats generating All-Star, Cy Young buzz
(31 - 6:35am, May 23)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(2028 - 5:47am, May 23)
Last: Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB)

NewsblogMLBN: Kenny on Rays Starting Romo
(10 - 4:43am, May 23)
Last: QLE

NewsblogMets “Showing Interest” In Jose Bautista
(20 - 3:27am, May 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogAstros Release Currently Suspended Ex-Top Prospect Jon Singleton
(23 - 2:19am, May 23)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogIt wasn't the plans, it was Beauty killed the OMNICHATTER! for May 22, 2018
(90 - 2:11am, May 23)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogOT - 2017-18 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to End of Time edition)
(4738 - 12:32am, May 23)
Last: sardonic

NewsblogWhitey Herzog Offered Hernandez to the Mets in 1980, 2+ Years Before Trade
(47 - 11:10pm, May 22)
Last: Howie Menckel

Hall of Merit2019 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(118 - 9:35pm, May 22)
Last: Kiko Sakata

Gonfalon CubsPadding
(23 - 7:59pm, May 22)
Last: Walt Davis

Sox TherapyEnjoy This
(35 - 7:50pm, May 22)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

Page rendered in 0.1031 seconds
47 querie(s) executed