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Old 02-09-2009, 02:34 AM   #33
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acrifice flies are one of the most valuable things in baseball? Maybe, in the sense a 1:1 ratio for runs to outs. But sac flies say extremely little about a player's talent. It, along with RBI, is mostly about circumstance.
Anytime you directly get a run home is a valuable thing in baseball. But, then again, if you're working from the premise of an RBI being mostly about circumstance, I would imagine we are working from opposite vantage points of judging what it takes to be a productive baseball player. I see that as an extremely thin way of looking at the game.

If every pitcher pitched the same, maybe. If every pitcher pitched the same with a runner on 2nd as they do with the bases empty, maybe.
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