I'm a fan of scoring runs and winning games. I do not care in the slightest how it is accomplished.
I sent this to fangraphs, maybe you'll get an article. They did one before with one of my questions.
"Since 2009 (Cito Gaston took over), the Jays rank a paltry 17th in offensive WAR, but 5th in runs scored, well over 200 runs clear of 17th place. This trend holds true for each of the 4 seasons (14th and 8th, 15th and 9th, 18th and 6th, 13th and 5th). With 21,000 at-bats, it's a virtual impossibility that this is a fluke.
So I guess my question is, how do the Blue Jays maintain an elite run scoring offense when all of the peripheral stats say they shouldn't? It would make a great article if you can figure it out."
"I'm a fan of scoring runs and winning games. I do not care in the slightest how it is accomplished."
I do wish though that when the bats are cold/nothing is clicking or there's a dominant pitcher throwing a gem, that them team would employ a more versatile game. There's nothing wrong with being prepared or know how to H&R, bunt, do something to spark some offence. Because there are those games where this (or any it could be any other team) looks over matched, but with this team its like they keep sending the guys to the plate with the same approach that's getting them dominated that game.
"They mixed that style in last year, and everyone got all over Farrell's balls for employing it."
Casuals would prefer to continue steady and wait for the HR, even if the bats are cold or the opposing SP is dealing. Then when the games over and we got nothing they whine.
"This season sac bunts are to a bare minimum but he's made plenty of decent hit and run calls. Yet, like you said, they seem to be a little to back on their heels looking for answers when a spark hit bunt etc, could get it rolling. Good posts by both of you guys."
I just like seeing a team that shows they're adept at all facets of the game.
Is anyone else confused as to why Rajai swings for the fences every time he comes to the plate??
It's like his chin is glued to his front side which comes open before the pitch is thrown. His head is never on the ball
Third best offense in the league.
17th in WAR, 5th in runs. That's 21,000 at-bats, we defy conventional statistics.