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MRKARNO
04-18-2004, 07:03 PM
Everyone always complains about how weak the two central divisions have been in the past, but that might change this year. So far, both the AL and NL central have been on an absolute power binge.

NL Team Homers

1. Cardinals 27
2. Cubs 24
3. Astros 18
4. Brewers 17

AL Team Homers
1. Royals 22
2. White Sox 17
2. Twins 17
4. Indians 16

jlh0023
04-18-2004, 08:09 PM
Comments like that fill the seats at wrigley. Sox fans are proud to have their priorities in line....the only stat that couts is wins. Homers may draw a bunch of drunks to the north side, but true baseball enthusiasts watch well played baseball down south. It doesn't matter how many homers the Cardinals have if their pitching can't get em a victory.

MRKARNO
04-18-2004, 08:21 PM
I was just making a point that the Central divisions, which have been down in recent years are all showing the signs of revitalized power offenses.

And while Sox fans might not be homer obsessed like they are on the north side, it's no secret that we've been a home-run dependent ballclub. For the past 3 probably four years, we've been top five in home runs. While we make less of a deal about a homer, it's still very important, dont kid yourself

Railsplitter
04-18-2004, 08:30 PM
It's not the homers that matter, it's the number of baserunners when they happen.

MRKARNO
04-18-2004, 08:40 PM
Well obviously homers arent the most important stat, but in general, offenses with more home runs are better than offenses without a lot of homers. I was just pointing out that it was quite odd to see 4 central teams in the top four spots of their respective team home run lists. Just an interesting anomoly.

Thunderstruck30
04-18-2004, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by Railsplitter
It's not the homers that matter, it's the number of baserunners when they happen.

Exactly. Sosa had 2 HRs on Sunday. How many RBIs did he have? 2.

hempsox
04-18-2004, 10:01 PM
HR are not important as Runs Scored vs Runs Against imo (tho last year if that was the case we should have won the division I think)

anyhoo...

Currently we are tied for 2nd (with 2 other teams) with 69 runs scored.

We are also tied for 2nd (with one team) in runs allowed with 49.

Difference=20 runs which is the best in the league.
Twiks have a difference of 12 and only Baltimore has more with 17.

This makes up the top 3 of 4 teams in the AL

MRKARNO
04-18-2004, 10:05 PM
We're actually in sole posession of 2nd place in runs allowed after Oakland allowed a run to the A's tonight and 3rd in hitting after Anaheim got that run from oakland, but that doesnt really take away from how we'll we've been hitting and pitching lately.

doublem23
04-18-2004, 11:29 PM
Can we please stop this nonsensical talk of the AL Central division being "not so bad."