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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #125: August 15, 2009, 08:26:51 PM »
So can someone explain OPS to me?  On base plus slugging.  How is slugging calculated and what makes OPS a relevant statistic to compare hitters?

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #126: August 15, 2009, 08:26:57 PM »
Lastings Milledge posting a robust .575 OPS for Pittsburgh.

That is going to go down after today's 0-3 performance. To be fair to him, he got a walk which was just his 3rd since joining the Pirates.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #127: August 15, 2009, 08:27:14 PM »
More runs dammit.  Don't let this opportunity slip by!

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #128: August 15, 2009, 08:27:25 PM »
Where are the Ronnie Belliard haters now? I stopped hating 2 weeks ago and now I can finally enjoy the Ronnie Belliard era.

Belliard needs regular playing time, otherwise he sucks.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #129: August 15, 2009, 08:27:32 PM »
So can someone explain OPS to me?  On base plus slugging.  How is slugging calculated and what makes OPS a relevant statistic to compare hitters?

Slugging= total bases/AB's

It measures a player's power.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #130: August 15, 2009, 08:27:44 PM »
you serious zim?  this is kipper we're talking about.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #131: August 15, 2009, 08:27:56 PM »
So can someone explain OPS to me?  On base plus slugging.  How is slugging calculated and what makes OPS a relevant statistic to compare hitters?

I think slugging % is the total bases/at-bats. OPS is a good stat because it judges one's ability to hit for power as well as draw walks.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #132: August 15, 2009, 08:28:05 PM »
That was no strike!

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #133: August 15, 2009, 08:29:03 PM »
Wow that would have been in Kentucky!

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #134: August 15, 2009, 08:29:06 PM »
At least get the run back they scored.  >:(

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #135: August 15, 2009, 08:29:46 PM »
Dibbs making fun of the fat woman, WTF man?

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #136: August 15, 2009, 08:30:13 PM »
The Reds have some of the ugliest fans I've seen.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #137: August 15, 2009, 08:31:34 PM »
Come on Josh!

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #138: August 15, 2009, 08:31:36 PM »
Time for a Willingslam

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #139: August 15, 2009, 08:31:40 PM »
close call. let's go Hammer!

The Reds have some of the ugliest fans I've seen.
definitely

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #140: August 15, 2009, 08:31:42 PM »
It's Hammer Time!

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #141: August 15, 2009, 08:32:36 PM »
Where are the Ronnie Belliard haters now? I stopped hating 2 weeks ago and now I can finally enjoy the Ronnie Belliard era.

I still think he's done. I like him but he's running out of gas IMHO. Nice to see him being productive though.

I hope we get an upgrade over Belliard next year. 

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #142: August 15, 2009, 08:33:31 PM »
OBP measures Contact(i.e. singles hitters) and patience (Walks). using just OBP to compare skews things in favor of Contact Hitters that take a lot of Walks (i.e. Nick Johnson), and makes for an uneven comparison when comparing a Power Hitter with a Leadoff-type hitter.

Slugging measures Power (extra base hits). using just Slugging to compare skews things in favor of big Mashers that don't take a lot of walks. and again, makes for an uneven comparions.

OPS is the best of both worlds. add OBP and Slugging together, and you get a more complete and even comparison of any hitter.

at least that is how I understand it.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #143: August 15, 2009, 08:33:34 PM »
Come on Dukes

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #144: August 15, 2009, 08:33:43 PM »
This is terrible.  We're not going to put runs up on Kip Wells!

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #145: August 15, 2009, 08:33:46 PM »
I still think he's done. I like him but he's running out of gas IMHO. Nice to see him being productive though.

I hope we get an upgrade over Belliard next year. 
Mike Morse, who just blasted his 6th HR tonight of of knuckle-baller RA Dickey.  Batting .331 since being traded to Washington.

Belliard's contract is up. he won't be re-signed.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #146: August 15, 2009, 08:34:48 PM »
dukes!

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #147: August 15, 2009, 08:34:49 PM »
dukes!!!!

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #148: August 15, 2009, 08:34:52 PM »
DUKESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #149: August 15, 2009, 08:34:56 PM »
DUKES!!!!!!!  :az: