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    RedBull34 got a reaction from ToddlerHarmon in Average OPS By Position vs. Twins Starters   
    I think that this would make sense as I'd say since then there has been a deflation on the importance of BA and an inflation on the importance on OBP.  However according to OPS a 1B is MUCH more valuable then a BB.  While I agree that a 1B is more valuable then a BB it's not as much as OPS would think.
     
    E.G. A player goes 1-4 with a 1B.  They have a .250/.250/.250 line.  That is a OPS of .500.
    A player goes 0-3 with a BB.  They have a .000/.333/.000 line.  That is an OPS of .333.
    I don't seem to believe that a BB is worth only 2/3's of a 1B.  I'd think a BB is worth more then that percentage.
    My point is that like WAR, OPS is nice for a quick reference, but it's not the end all stat.  It underweights OBP vs. both BA and SLG.
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Strombomb in Average OPS By Position vs. Twins Starters   
    The only real criticism I'd have of this approach is that OPS assumes 1 point of OBP = 1 point of SLG, but this isn't true.  That's why Arraez is IMO, better then his OPS numbers.  His numbers are weighted more towards OBP then SLG.  
    It's also why players like Buxton and Eddie Rosario HAVE to run high BA's to be successful.  They don't take any BB's, so they are widly BABIP dependent.  As long as they hit the ball hard and have at least average luck, they'll be fine.  But if they don't...
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from jun in Unthinkable? Let Cruz go after 2020?   
    Obviously it depends on the contract, but I see no particular reason why the Twins should be looking to move on from Cruz.  Great hitter and great clubhouse presence.
     
    I would move on from Rosario, and sign somebody like Kevin Pillar (who can not only come off the bench to steal a base, but also serve as a defensive replacement in late innings and serve as Buxton insurance) to man LF until a prospect is ready.
     
    If the prospect comes up, you've got one of the best fourth outfielders in the league, and if he doesn't you have a perfectly serviceable LF'er, probably for cheaper then Rosario.
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from GNess in Unthinkable? Let Cruz go after 2020?   
    Obviously it depends on the contract, but I see no particular reason why the Twins should be looking to move on from Cruz.  Great hitter and great clubhouse presence.
     
    I would move on from Rosario, and sign somebody like Kevin Pillar (who can not only come off the bench to steal a base, but also serve as a defensive replacement in late innings and serve as Buxton insurance) to man LF until a prospect is ready.
     
    If the prospect comes up, you've got one of the best fourth outfielders in the league, and if he doesn't you have a perfectly serviceable LF'er, probably for cheaper then Rosario.
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    RedBull34 reacted to james2334 in Who Gets the Axe ?   
    It is a nice problem to have when you can look at your roster and there is literally not a single player on the club that deserves a demotion or DFA. I can remember years when I wanted every player on the team to be DFA'd !!!
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    RedBull34 reacted to luckylager in Who Gets the Axe ?   
    I'd be a moron. Arraez needs to be playing every day.
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