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  1. I didn’t know the late John Hughes could still play!

    Comment by Pat — April 26, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

  2. Pretty impressive if you can write an entire “they’re not this bad” article and never once mention a .183 team batting average with RISP.

    Comment by Mitch — April 26, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

  3. Did Rhyne Hughes change his name out of nowhere?

    Comment by hello — April 26, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

  4. No. His name is listed as John Rhyne Hughes. I suppose it’s always been that.

    Comment by Joe Pawlikowski — April 26, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

  5. Most SABR people think that stat is meaningless is probably why. I don’t really know how I feel about it though.

    Comment by Reuben — April 26, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

  6. How likely is it now that Baltimore will finish last in the East?

    Comment by Baron Samedi — April 26, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

  7. It’s far from meaningless. The sabermetricly inclined believe that BA with RISP should correlate to BA in all situations. However, anyone with a statistical background should look at that ridiculously low number and anticipate a regression to the mean (which would mean a lot more runs).

    Comment by Matt Walsh — April 26, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

  8. I’m with Matt, certainly isn’t meaningless.

    Comment by Not David — April 26, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

  9. About as likely as it should have been before the season started. Jays are a superior team.

    Comment by Mark — April 26, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

  10. I don’t think it’s meaningless, but I think it is only useful for a retrospective analysis. So it belongs in the conversation of “how have the Orioles been unlucky.”

    Where it has no place is how announcers use it. When they flash it up during an at bat it says, “Player A has had this average with RISP so far this year,” implying that it reflects how well they are likely to do in the future.

    Also, I think some of the hate against it stems from the lack of info it tells you (insert general shortcomings of BA as a stand-alone stat here)

    Comment by Travis L — April 26, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

  11. I 100% disagree. Once everyone on the Orioles starts playing like they should then they are pretty handily a better team than the Blue Jays in my opinion.

    Comment by David — April 26, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

  12. does this mean that there’s a good chance of Josh Bell and Brandon Waring getting called up around the ASB?

    Comment by Chris — April 26, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

  13. i agree with David, they are not playing any where near their potential.

    Comment by Mike — April 26, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

  14. Adam Jones is as overhyped as they come. Eventually we have to conclude that he is what he is and not another Carlos Beltran type.

    Matusz and Wieters do bring hope, however.

    Comment by OzzieGuillen — April 26, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

  15. The Jays don’t have their best team on the field yet, and won’t until about midseason. The Orioles pitching was never going to be better than the Jays, neither was the team as a whole.

    Comment by Ryan — April 27, 2010 @ 2:17 am

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    Comment by Chin Soran — May 4, 2010 @ 10:48 am

  17. The Orioles will NEVER get any better until they stop making off season “rebuilding” trades for players that other teams give up so readily-HINT? Especially players that are 10+ years older than a team that is truly rebuilding. The team has been rebuilding for 20 years. The pitching staff is and has been; sorry for lake of a better term- AA pitchers with a major league salary. This team is such a splintered mess. 20 games below .500, 55 games into the season. 19.5 games out of first place. This used to be a team that other teams would dread to play. Now, it’s an easy 2-3 wins and move on. Until the Orioles can come up with a game plan and follow it, they will remain cellar dwellers.

    Comment by el davido — June 3, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

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