Jeremy Losak Clemson University '21
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Trout leads all of baseball in fWAR, 1.6 higher than Betts. You can’t just disregard Trout’s walks, as the ability to get on base via the walk is a legit skill. Betts has plenty of protection around him in the lineup while Trout has an aging Albert Pujols and that’s basically it. While Betts has a slightly higher BA, Trout has the higher OBP, SLG, wOBA, and wRC+ which tell you a lot more the cherry picked stats you gave us.
Btw, Betts’ lead in most of the counting stats are pretty minimal, and easily accounted for when you consider Betts has batted higher in the lineup (and has 50 more PA this season).
in AL MVP Race Will Come Down To The Wire
9/28/16, 8:34 PM
in response to spo21
UPDATE: After reconstructing the trade, the Reds acquired Dilson Herrera instead of Brandon Nimmo.
in New York Mets Likely To Acquire Jay Bruce In Trade With Reds
8/1/16, 8:43 PM
Rizzo is tough. He hasn’t seen the kind of underperformance these other 1B have seen, but he also hasn’t particularly hit the lights off the ball either. Belt and Cabrera have both been better than Rizzo for sure. So Rizzo got lost in the shuffle. He definitely falls under the category of 1B headliner of the future though.
in What Happened To All The Good MLB First Basemen?
6/8/16, 9:43 PM
in response to betaraybill
UPDATE: The deal gives Greinke the largest average annual value for a pitcher in MLB history, trumping David Price’s recent $31M AAV. The deal is for six years $206M ($34.3M AAV).
in Report: Dodgers’ Zack Greinke Agrees To Sign With Diamondbacks
12/4/15, 10:46 PM
REALLY INTERESTING!!! Why would Colorado trade for a high-priced shortstop when they are clearly looking to rebuild? Netting top pitching prospect Miguel Castro was the huge prize for them, and they still have a high quality shortstop to trade in Reyes if they so choose. New York seems like a great fit as both the Mets and Yankees could use upgrades at SS.
in Toronto Blue Jays Swap Shortstops, Deal Jose Reyes For Troy Tulowitzki
7/28/15, 10:25 AM
For the Marlins, this move appears to have been about shedding salary. Cishek was making over $6M this year, and still has one more year of arbitration remaining (although don’t expect that salary number to go up much if at all). The return the Marlins received wasn’t great, at best a serviceable reliever in Barraclough with a full service clock remaining.
in Marlins Trade Steve Cishek To St. Louis
7/24/15, 4:25 PM
In this deal, the Astros were able to acquire a quality innings-eater without trading away much of the future. Mengden and Nottingham are barely top-20 prospects in the Astros’ system, and with the opportunity to make the playoffs this year, giving up two mid-level prospects for a guy who rivals Collin McHugh as the second best pitcher on the roster is a no-brainer of a move.
With this trade, Kazmir cannot be offered a qualifying offer as he becomes a free agent after the offseason. This makes him a lot more of an attractive open-market addition, especially for teams that do not want to part with their top draft picks.
in Oakland A’s Trade Scott Kazmir To Houston Astros
7/23/15, 3:58 PM
Pigioni is a great bench guy to have! He plays plus defense and knows how to facilitate an offense. For what they’re probably investing in him, this is a great move for the Clips.
in Clippers, Prigioni Reach Agreement
7/22/15, 8:15 PM
When Serena’s serve was on, Muguruza didn’t stand a chance. There were times in the match when it looked as if Serena struggled to close out games. However, she used one of the best serves in the Grand Slam Era to complete the Serena Slam.
in Serena Claims 6th Wimbledon Title, Second “Serena Slam”
7/11/15, 11:23 AM
No Familia? Kershaw? Gardner? Ramos? Dozier?
LeMahieu making it is a joke, as is Brock Holt. Both have been solid this season, but certainly not all-star worthy.
in Complete MLB All-Star Rosters Announced
7/6/15, 9:00 PM
How To Make The Detroit Tigers Competitive: Throw More Money At The Problem
by 12 December 2016, 5:40 PM
Many have called for the Tigers to begin a rebuild, but that may be a mistake. Why the Tigers best strategy may be to go for gold.
Fit Doesn’t Always Matter: Jay Bruce Is Coming To The Mets
by 2 August 2016, 2:35 PM
Last season, it took the Mets trading for Cespedes to get on a roll. Can Bruce overcome his shortcomings to be that lightning this year?
MLB At The Half: Your 2016 All First-Half Team
by 13 July 2016, 5:43 PM
Which players made the cut? Your 2016 All- MLB First Half Teams.
What Happened To All The Good MLB First Basemen?
by 5 June 2016, 2:31 PM
First basemen used to be the best in the league. What happened, and where does the position go from here?
Dodgers Depth Enough To Win
by 7 February 2016, 3:14 PM
If you remove the rotation and starting nine, do the B-Squad Dodgers still have enough to beat the worst team in the National League?
Finding The Next Dallas Keuchel
by 24 November 2015, 3:30 PM
Nobody talked about Dallas Keuchel entering the 2015 season. Who will be the next player to go from no-name to star?
Maikel Franco May Be Out For The Season
by 18 August 2015, 10:49 PM
Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco may be out for the remainder of the season.
New York Mets Add Bullpen Depth In Tyler Clippard
by 27 July 2015, 6:59 PM
Tyler Clippard is heading to the East Coast to join the New York Mets.
Shane Victorino Heading To Los Angeles Angels