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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:57 AM
Winning Teams are about chemistry and not always Saber stats:
1991 World Series Champs
Harper - Puckett - Mack - are only .300+ hitters
Not 1 player had 100 RBIs
Only 2 players had 20+ HRs
What they had was great OBP% and Tons of Doubles
Pitching Staff Comparisons
Pitcher - SO/9 - H/9
Morris - 5.9 - 8.2
Tapani - 5.0 - 8.3
Erickson - 4.8 - 8.3 WORLD SERIES TEAM
Anderson - 3.4 - 9.9
West - 6.6 - 8.3
Pitcher - SO/9 - H/9
Diamond - 4.7 - 9.6
Worley - 7.2 - 10.4
Pelfrey - 5.9 - 11.0 LAST YEARS PITCHING STATS
Harden - 9.9 - 9.5
Correa - 4.7 - 9.3
NOT KNOWING NAMES WHO WOULD YOU HAVE WANTED?
Chemistry amongst young players can go a long way.
Edited by Alex, 30 January 2013 - 10:01 AM.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:16 AM
Context/era (baseball era) is important. The comparison between these two teams is, frankly, laughable, and I am sorry to put it that way.
1991 Twins staff ranked (AL): #10 in K/9, #2 in BB/9, #5 in HR/9, and #3rd in BABIP. That's a darn good staff with all that combined. Even with low strike totals, the other peripheral numbers were excellent. We'd be lucky (not to mention stunned) if the staff of next year manages those kinds of combined rankings. Including Harden is a bit of a leap. Chances of him starting at all, much less a full season is a massive leap.
The 1991 Twins hitters were tops in OBP, 2nd in SLG, 1st in wOBA, #1 in AVG. They were 4th in runs, but were arguably the best hitting team of the season.
Chemistry, sure, they were absolutely likeable guys, but they were an awesome team statistically as well. These two teams don't compare. They weren't gutting out wins on chemistry.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:36 AM
I left off the offensive stats on purpose -- You are absolutely right - They were an awesome team offensively.
Edited by Alex, 30 January 2013 - 10:42 AM.