Dodgers/Nationals Game 5 Live Blog
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Dave Cameron
10:26
Yes
Craig Edwards
10:27
FS1 is in almost as many homes as ESPN. They would be better on FOX, but I think they will be happy with the numbers.
Nodog
10:29
Sean ... "flawed" stat bothers you bc stats are only as flawed as the understanding of what they're measuring and how they measure it?
Craig Edwards
10:29
Not Sean, but all stats are flawed in that they all need context. We would probably all be better off focusing on what a stat does and not what it doesn't do.
Mark
10:29
It's so weird that Daniel Murphy just flipped the switch in the second half of last season and is legit one of the best hitters in MLB now.
Sean Dolinar
10:29
It's more the interpretation is flawed, not the stat itself. Plus any stat or metric is a tool to help you understand the game or make a decision if you are a team, player or have a fantasy team. WAR certainly isn't perfect, but it helps you frame the overall value of the player, which I think is important to understand the game.
Rick
10:30
So is Murphy the single best multi-year FA deal of the off-season?
Dave Cameron
10:30
Yep
Aaron (UK)
10:30
More luck there
5 Run Homer
10:30
Reddick almost messed up big time
JC
10:30
Jeez, Josh Reddick
Table
10:30
Jesus Reddick
Craig Edwards
10:31
if Puig had done that...
Dave Cameron
10:31
Yup.
ChatzMcGee
10:33
Lol
mtsw
10:33
lmao that send
@FlippedBats
10:33
what..
ChatzMcGee
10:33
Solid baserunning.
Rick
10:33
that was the single worst third-base call I have ever seen
Ampersand
10:33
why??????
@FlippedBats
10:33
what was that
Harry pothead
10:34
What????
Duder
10:34
Wtf!?
Mark
10:34
Damnit Werth... You're so slow... :-(
AJ
10:34
Awful send...
Ballbase
10:34
that was atrocious running
Eric Y
10:34
hahahaha tootblan
tedTHRILLiams
10:34
Lmfao
Norrin Radd
10:34
That wasn't Werth it
brendan
10:34
is that the worst attempt to score you've ever seen?
Harry pothead
10:34
Can you be fired mid game?
Cracker Jack
10:35
Does anyone really think the 3B coach was like, "Hey 37 year old Jayson Werth, go for it."
Ballbase
10:35
werth's face... looked like he took a wrong turn when playing hookey and ran into his mum
Ed in Tampa
10:35
I meant he had about a 35% chance to be safe and the following batter wouldn't have that much of a chance to score the Run
ReggieBar
10:35
But Sean, there is more to understanding the game than just 'value'. That's why initially stating a player's WAR is fine but is not nearly enough. Fans want to know who a player 'is', not just a number. Saying Adam Dunn and Ichiro have the same WAR is meaningless.
Dave Cameron
10:35
A 35% chance? Haha
Sean Dolinar
10:36
There are plenty of newspapers, sports outlets and blogs out there if you want the narrative side.
Dave Cameron
10:36
I'd buy that Werth had a 35% chance of curing cancer before I'd buy that he had a 35% chance of scoring on that.
And there you go, Scherzer in too long...
@FlippedBats
10:37
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