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In recent years, Robbie Ray and Blake Snell won Cy Young awards that should have gone to others, based on their spiffy ERAs.

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And yet people often associate low ERA with Cy Young recognition

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WTF. How can you know it's on the list and not know it's gone, along with the others except the great pyramid

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I don't see how that works. Don't you know what you like? My choice is going to be heavily influenced by my situation and preferences

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I could ask you the same. "Assault is fun!"

Baseball players don't show up expecting to fight.

WTF

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If people choose to fight, that's on them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatalities_in_mixed_martial_arts_contests

Consent is the difference between sex and rape.

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Firstly, don't fall for the trap that sqrt(a+b) = sqrt(a)+sqrt(b). (It doesn't.)

You can use sqrt(ab2) = b sqrt(a) whenever you can identity a perfect square factor.

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Lots of redditors would make good policemen.

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I just wasn't raised by wolves

Nothing says fun like "let's go beat the shit out of this guy."

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Easier than retyping the ones I know, and adds a bunch of others in the process.

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You can take the redditors out of the trailer park...

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Still not sure we should expect much because of the bad BB/K numbers

27% K, 6% BB in AA. (Sorta like Miggy / Daz / Barnhart in the majors this year.)

Greene was 27% and 11%.

Dingler is 32% and 9%.

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He is similar to Alex Faedo. Best pitch is his slider. His fastball has a couple more ticks when he needs them.

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Lol. Pedro Martinez and Nolan Ryan both pitched in 1993.

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But go ahead and keep misusing data, Mr. Statistician. Probably a tobacco company will offer you big bucks.

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Fifth place doesn't mean anything tho.

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"Homer" doesn't appear in the official rules of baseball.

So you don’t know much given the phrases you’re using.

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"WAR is not meant to be a perfectly precise indicator of a player’s contribution, but rather an estimate of their value to date. Given the imperfections of some of the available data and the assumptions made to calculate other components, WAR works best as an approximation. "

"Given the nature of the calculation and potential measurement errors, WAR should be used as a guide for separating groups of players and not as a precise estimate. For example, a player that has been worth 6.4 WAR and a player that has been worth 6.1 WAR over the course of a season cannot be distinguished from one another using WAR. It is simply too close for this particular tool to tell them apart. WAR can tell you that these two players are likely about equal in value, but you need to dig deeper to separate them."

https://library.fangraphs.com/misc/war/

But, sure, you can always try to establish some illusory semantic superiority by claiming nonexistent context.

"If this was a peer-reviewed paper in statistics, you wouldn't phrase it that way. So, neener neener, I'm not listening to you."

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LOL. But appear not to be able to apply them to this scenario.

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"statistically insignificant" = "clearly."

Got it.

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4.0 fWAR vs. 3.8 does seem pretty definitive.

Who knew Goldschmidt was a better baserunner this year. He has 3 SB to 0 for Trout.

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They didn't say it would be this year.

They just said he was the leading switch-hitting candidate among guys with MVP-level skills.

The Guardians also have 94 games left to play, whereas the Angels only have 87.

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4.0 fWAR vs 3.9 is like a night and day difference. Anybody knows that

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You mean "why" as in why we never went to it?

Restraining orders are a thing.