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  1. How much of Josh Outman’s discretionary NERD comes from his name being “Out Man?” 4/7?

    Comment by saskatunes — June 1, 2012 @ 10:53 am

  2. Allow me to ignore that question in the service of a more important gesture — namely, to thank you for coining the phrase “discretionary NERD.”

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — June 1, 2012 @ 10:54 am

  3. The other three points are from Jamie Moyer.

    Comment by Mario Mendoza of commenters — June 1, 2012 @ 11:05 am

  4. Your next post will be your 800th on FanGraphs proper, the most of anyone in the non-Dave Cameron division. Does it amaze you how quickly you went from the outsider literary guy here to a featured author and editor?

    Comment by keith — June 1, 2012 @ 11:07 am

  5. Marc Hulet better post something quick before he is consumed by hell fire.

    Comment by Bill — June 1, 2012 @ 11:22 am

  6. Oxford is right about the comma! Compare: “My heroes are my parents, Magglio Ordonez, and Alan Trammell.” with “My heroes are my parents, Magglio Ordonez and Alan Trammell.” The latter contains an odd implication about the identiy of my parents . . .

    Comment by rea — June 1, 2012 @ 11:23 am

  7. The Oxford comma is good shit.

    Comment by Kyle — June 1, 2012 @ 11:36 am

  8. How does Strasburg’s hitting affect his NERD? You have “Pitcher” NERD and not “Pitching” NERD, so the NERD score should reflect not just the pitcher’s pitching. Strasburg should get bonus points for his “Do you seriously think Rick Ankiel should pinch hit for me when I have an OPS > 1.100″ contribution to the offense.

    Comment by JCA — June 1, 2012 @ 11:38 am

  9. I can’t stand when the Oxford comma is not utilized.

    Comment by Ryan — June 1, 2012 @ 11:59 am

  10. I love how even though the Mets are +5 in wins based on luck, and even though they’re somewhat close to 33% for their playoff odds (at around 19 right now), their team NERD is still 1. That’s what awful fielding, awful speed, a payroll very close to average, a horrendous bullpen, and a complete inability to hit home runs will get you. It’s amazing that they win games.

    Comment by Dylan — June 1, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

  11. Not sure about this, but it seemed like the playoff adjustments were not factored into the NERD scores for the individual teams, but rather into the overall game score. So the Mets could have a NERD of 1, but their playoff odds near 33% could add a point or so to the overall game score.

    Comment by murphym45 — June 1, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

  12. Crosby/Sabathia. Ugh. I’m gonna say the Yankees beat the Tigers, oh, about 10-3 tonight.

    Comment by Dan — June 1, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

  13. this is just a suggestion, but you know how everyone was complaining that jamie moyer did not get enough NERD love? what about if, instead of doing straight age, players got credit for the absolute value of their age away from 30? so 20 and 40 would be the same. and jamie moyer would be as interesting as an 11 year old in the majors. side note: can you imagine an 11 year old pitching in the majors?!

    Comment by phoenix2042 — June 1, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

  14. well, sit down

    Comment by billy — June 1, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

  15. No, I can’t. But I also can’t really imagine a 49-year-old pitcher in the majors.

    Comment by TK — June 1, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

  16. If nothing else, it certainly appears to suggest that quantity is preferable to quality, wherein internetting journalism is concerned.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — June 1, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

  17. i’d say age away from 32 or so. because 25 is much more exciting than 35, but 25 is similar to 39 in terms of excitement.

    Comment by henry — June 1, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

  18. How are Felix and Peavy so low???

    Comment by Atari — June 1, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

  19. It’s either going to be that or a 3-0 Tiger win (actually, I think the Tigers get to CC tonight in their first game back from the trip, so let’s say 6-0). Crosby is likely either getting shelled or looking dominant. At the risk of summoning Joe Morgan, consistency really is this guy’s problem. The walks come in bunches, and his past 15 innings have contained exactly one base on balls (to go along with 16 strikeouts).

    Comment by ThePartyBird — June 1, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

  20. So a guy with about a 5 BB/9 is going to dominate the Yankees? I guess it’s possible, but probably not. The lineup tonight is Berry, Danny Worthless, Cabrera, Fielder, and then 5 just about automatic outs. When you say they’re going to “get to” Sabathia, do you mean emotionally, like with biting comments from the dugout about his weight?

    Comment by Dan — June 1, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

  21. Gotta catch that big game between milwaukee and pittsburgh

    Comment by Pirate_in_the_Bay — June 1, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

  22. Wow. That was one of the worst performances I’ve seen in a long, long time. The Tigers MLB best K/9 and BB/9 from the rotation is probably gone after that ****show.

    Comment by Cory — June 1, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

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    Comment by morrowrosanna — June 2, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

  24. I also saw that example on wikipedia

    Comment by Dean Travers — June 2, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

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