Way to go, Ron. Most mere mortals simply choose to mock the use of advanced statistical data to find market inefficiencies (which is the WHOLE STUPID POINT OF MONEYBALL, YOU DIPSH*T!), you admit your ignorance and actually flaunt it. I’m only disappointed that you didn’t accuse Theo and his front office of living in’their mom’s basements.
You refer to “OBP” as if it were some new-fangled creation. Ron, all it does is measure how often a player GETS ON BASE per plate appearance. Which, if I remember correctly, is a pretty useful thing when trying to SCORE RUNS!
And “OPS”….ooooh boogly woogly spooky! It simply adds OBP plus Slugging. Slugging %, last I checked, includes those bygone things like Home Runs.
I’ll even pardon your lack of understanding about UZR and the other stats since admittedly, I can’t calcuate them, either. However, I understand their concept and appreciate the attempt to quantify the previously-unquantifiable. UZR isn’t perfect, however it’s a good tool to use when evaluating a player’s defensive skills.… Click here to read the rest