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WHIP it Good*

* That’s what she said.

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1 Joel   ~  Aug 3, 2009 3:58 pm

And look at Melky...his .819 OPS puts him 4th among AL CFs.

2 PJ   ~  Aug 3, 2009 4:10 pm

[0] "When the cream stays out too long, you must whip it!" - DEVO and Julia Child

: )

3 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 3, 2009 4:24 pm


4 a.O   ~  Aug 3, 2009 4:43 pm

Of course, the conceptual problem with WHIP is that it equates hits with walks, but some hits are not like walks, in that the hitter gets more than one base for his efforts. Those are called, doubles, triples, and homers, respectively.

A better statistic of overall pitcher effectiveness would be total bases surrendered, less bases caused by errors, divided by innings pitched.

5 The Hawk   ~  Aug 3, 2009 5:36 pm

WHIP isn't as flawed/overrated a combined stat as OPS, but I'm not too crazy about it, either.

I could swear I already posted this, but that fellow on the right is no Ted Berg - no offense.

6 Rich   ~  Aug 3, 2009 9:40 pm

OPS isn't as good as OPS+ or wOBA, but it beats what the MSM usually relies on, like AVG and RBI.

7 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Aug 3, 2009 10:30 pm

Am I late to this one? http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/marinersblog/2009591133_mariners_turned_down_three-way.html

Wow!! If the BoSox managed to get King Felix I would have broke down in tears..

8 Rich   ~  Aug 3, 2009 11:10 pm

The Yankees had far more to offer.

9 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 3, 2009 11:32 pm


I didn't think Seattle was as progressive a town as to engage in three-ways anyhow (ba dum bum).

10 a.O   ~  Aug 4, 2009 12:44 am

@ #7: HFS!! I would have personally strangled Zduriensik with my bare hands for that one.

11 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 4, 2009 6:56 am

On the shitty news front, via Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Blog:
"Jesus Montero broke his finger last night and will miss the rest of the year"

12 Rich   ~  Aug 4, 2009 10:05 am

[11] He'll only miss a month or so, but that's about how much is left of the mL season. As some have suggested, he could rehab in the Bronx by mid-Sept. and get a small taste of YS.

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