Reds All-Star Break (7/10-7/13)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    How about Joey Votto? He's on pace for better numbers than his MVP season.
    I like him a lot too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkypete View Post
    When and why did MLB go to a 4 day All Star Break? Didn't it used to be 3 days?
    Yes. Probably a move to give the "star" players an extra day off since they've had to travel and play in another game.

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    Side note, the NBA is incredibly dumb for not having the futures game on a day during the break. Instead it got buried in with all the games Sunday. Makes no sense. These are your future stars, market them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Side note, the NBA is incredibly dumb for not having the futures game on a day during the break. Instead it got buried in with all the games Sunday. Makes no sense. These are your future stars, market them.
    Well it is baseball season so...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkypete View Post
    When and why did MLB go to a 4 day All Star Break? Didn't it used to be 3 days?
    It was part of the CBA and changed in 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Side note, the NBA is incredibly dumb for not having the futures game on a day during the break. Instead it got buried in with all the games Sunday. Makes no sense. These are your future stars, market them.
    MLB* obviously.

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    I bet they lose three on the road during the break.

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    The Reds have at least been interesting in the first half. Even with the worst pitching in the league I think that they could be within 2-3 games of .500 if Peraza and Hamilton could get on base at all. Those two are preventing the offense from moving from decent to excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    The Reds have at least been interesting in the first half. Even with the worst pitching in the league I think that they could be within 2-3 games of .500 if Peraza and Hamilton could get on base at all. Those two are preventing the offense from moving from decent to excellent.
    Offense is not even close to the problem. Those guys getting on base a small % more isn't winning 8-9 more games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Offense is not even close to the problem. Those guys getting on base a small % more isn't winning 8-9 more games.
    The offense has been adequate--if they had even just bad pitching. They have horrible pitching however. If Hamilton and Peraza could get on base effectively enough to be adequate 1-2 hitters it could move the offense to an elite level. They're 6th in the NL in runs scored and that's with Peraza and Hamilton getting on base at about a .290 clip. It would not take many extra runs to get their run differential to near .500 level.

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    Stat I would like to see:

    Percent of time Hamilton scores a run when he gets on base.

    My guess is he is one of the highest in baseball in that stat due to the number of stolen bases and having Votto hit behind him. Even with his below .300 on-base percentage he is in the top 15 or so in the league in runs scored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Stat I would like to see:

    Percent of time Hamilton scores a run when he gets on base.

    My guess is he is one of the highest in baseball in that stat due to the number of stolen bases and having Votto hit behind him. Even with his below .300 on-base percentage he is in the top 15 or so in the league in runs scored.
    Roughly ~49% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Roughly ~49% of the time.
    How does that compare to the rest of the league?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    How does that compare to the rest of the league?


    I imagine it's higher than most, but no clue by what kind of value...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    The offense has been adequate--if they had even just bad pitching. They have horrible pitching however. If Hamilton and Peraza could get on base effectively enough to be adequate 1-2 hitters it could move the offense to an elite level. They're 6th in the NL in runs scored and that's with Peraza and Hamilton getting on base at about a .290 clip. It would not take many extra runs to get their run differential to near .500 level.
    Cozart has been hitting 2nd primarily -- 45 games. Peraza has batted 2nd 21 times compared to 38 times in the 7-hole.

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