Originally Posted by soltrain21
He doesn't view strikeouts as bad. An out is an out is an out. Strikeouts are fine as long as they are getting on base, too. They did, however, have the 24th best OBP in the league. That, is not good.
Pretty much what I was thinking. The teams of the "Moneyball era" of a decade ago didn't strike out very much though, for what it's worth--middle of the pack in '02 and second fewest strikeouts in '03.
plus Fenway and HOF weekend
plus St. Louis and Milwaukee
plus NYC parks and Minnesota
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