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  1. Chris Young’s combination of height and high probability of injury is not worth even 1 NERD?

    Comment by Austin Brancheau — July 18, 2012 @ 10:53 am

  2. Mark Teixeira is putting up a 227 wRC+ with only a .259 BABIP. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what power looks like.

    Comment by phoenix2042 — July 18, 2012 @ 11:35 am

  3. I know you have explained how you calculate NERD scores, but when I see teams ATL 8 SF 3 and pitchers Mike Minor 3 and Ryan Vogelsong 2, I can’t imagine what those scores are actually measuring.
    Surely, the Giants are a more interesting team than the Braves by far, rather than the other way around, and Ryan Vogelson is at least as interesting as Mike Minor.

    Comment by Baltar — July 18, 2012 @ 11:38 am

  4. Just and FYI, rookie Pedro Hernandez was called up to make the start for the White Sox tonight. He was acquired from the Padres in the Carlos Quentin deal. I’m not sure if this is his ML debut or not, but it’s definitely at least his 2012 debut.

    Comment by Eminor3rd — July 18, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

  5. I have to say that I find the Braves to be far more interesting than the Giants personally, mainly due to the fact the I find all their OF starters to be very entertaining to watch. The Giants, on the other hand, when Cain is not pitching, are the most boring team in baseball in my opinion.

    This is coming from a Twins fan who, desperate all season for entertaining baseball, has watched quite a bit of both teams.

    Comment by Omman — July 18, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

  6. Yeah, I was highly entertained by the fact that Neil Walker and Andrew McCutchen had essentially twice the BABIP of Teixeira and he is still on the leaderboard. Understandable because they are completely different types of players, but still funny to see.

    Comment by Dr_Caligari — July 18, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

  7. What Georges Danton would say about Cistulli’s various inter-net tables, redundant subheadings, and other flights of fancy: il nous faut de l’audace, encore de l’audace, toujours de l’audace et la Fangraphs est sauvĂ©e.

    (Please note that Danton would not actually say “accent aigu”, “period” or “HTML tag “)

    Comment by Brazen Reader — July 18, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

  8. I think it would be interesting if it was |ERA-FIP| in the NERD score, not just ERA-FIP it’s just as interesting to see Vogelsong and Hellickson destroy their peripherals as to watch Lincecum underperform them.

    Comment by YanksFanInBeantown — July 18, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

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