On this edition of the podcast, I cover why you shouldn’t panic about the 2013 Tigers, why it’s time to see what Bruce Rondon can do, how Cabrera’s 2013 season is better than anything he’s ever done, our new reliever statistic SOEFA, and why RBI and Wins aren’t good statistics for measuring individual performance. The author wishes to point out that he misspoke near the 8:00 mark when he said Dirks is having one of the best offensive seasons in the league. He obviously meant defense. Dirks is good at defense.
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On this edition of New English D Audio I discuss how the Tigers should handle the bullpen and Jose Valverde, Nick Castellanos’ breakout at Triple A, and how we should value Jhonny Peralta given his big offensive season and somewhat controversial defense. The conversation features material regarding how one can invent a closer, the great season of Darin Downs, Nick Castellanos’ big season, and various statistics surround offensive value such as wRC+, wRAA, and wOBA in addition to WAR.
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