>> has because nodody has had the runners on ahead of him like Carter has. If
>> everyone had as many people in front of him on as Carter has over his career,
>> there would probably be 10-20 people who drive in *more* runs than Carter.
> I'm gonna help this guy out here and say HOW DO YOU KNOW???
PAST WEEK! The rates of RBI% have been posted twice, and Carter's
tenth on the list!
>relationship between # of RBI opportunities and RBI%. Kinda
>like in economics.
suggest that you may have a point? Do you expect anyone to take
your opinions seriously without any support?
>> out he makes hurts his team, and he makes more of them on average than any
>> other major leaguer.
> No way. What's his BA or OBP. Does he have the worst OBP in
you a) ignore it, and b) shriek like a banshee when the evidence doesn't
support your ill-considered opinion?
A quick hint: Carter's very darn close to having the worst OBP in
baseball, and OBP is the most important part of offense.
ever seen. I've got 20+ year old ticket stubs littering my home and
office. Get off your high horse before you hurt yourself.
>see in the DA.
he's helping out the SS on ground balls? Do you even know what DA is,
how it's calculated, or some of its flaws? Where does the data come
from? Do you know that these intangibles of yours DON'T enter into
it, or are you just being petulant?
Think, or at the very least, check your facts before spewing your
>runners to fewer bases than you average, dare I say, "Joe"
>would. (IMO he's an average fielder with an above average arm).
How about posting it for us? Or are you, as I suspect, simply guessing,
and hoping that no one calls you on your current campaign of
Go ahead and look something up. It's not really all that painful.
>guess the top DA at every position should win the Gold Glove,
attempt at sarcasm, or are you actually asking a question with something
of an open "mind"?
>scorebook, great plays.
Jerry Brown doing your writing?
> Hope it knocked some common sense into you :)
on Scientology? You come on here and screech about twenty
things at a time without any evidence or explanation to
support your opinion, then you bleat and get offensive when
people don't kowtow to your wisdom.
>> walk more than him. Do you understand that walks are very important? Not so
>> much so for a .330 hitter, but for Carter, his average is low enough that he
>> needs about a walk every 10 AB to be a truly good offensive player.
> Walks are impt., but I think you put too much stock in a
>walk. There are times when a sac fly is better than a walk. But
>Carter, yes, doesn't walk enough.
walk? You claim these times exist, and I know the answer to the question,
but do you?
watching baseball than most of the people you're feebly attempting
to argue with? You're just plain dreaming. I've spent more time
in ballparks my entire life than you've spent writing poorly.
And that boggles the mind.
>being anti-intellectual. Anybody who just sits with his nose in
>a stat book all day is anti-intellectual to me. It seems to me
>that you are explicating a text you haven't read, reviewing a
>movie you haven't seen.
Statistics are a tool. If you don't understand them (and you've
amply demonstrated that you don't), people will be able to use
them against you. Or, more likely, you won't be able to tell when
someone's using them improperly.
Let me ask you a question, and please, try to use at least a few
neurons before you reply.
What do you think statistics are? Do you think they're made up just to
make a ballplayer look good or bad? Where do they come from?
Are all tools equally useful? Do you use a hammer to fasten
>are a good source of people who are knowledgable about what
>makes a good hitter. If they say that Carter can hit, you would
>be a fool not to take tht into consideration as expert opinion.
>(The question now begs, what managers?)
>baseball games throughout his career.
Is he now, or has he ever been one of the top players in baseball?
Not by any stretch of the most fanciful imagination.
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