Comments on: Cliff Lee’s K/BB ratio http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6985 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Phil http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6985/comment-page-1#comment-27560 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 20:05:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6985#comment-27560 If Lee is traded to a NL team, will he be eligible for the all-time record?

4 walks in 86 innings is absolutely absurd, particularly as 9 of his 11 starts have been against winning teams - TB (x2), MIN, TEX (x2), SD (x2), LAA and CIN

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By: Joe http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6985/comment-page-1#comment-27551 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 19:17:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6985#comment-27551 Hey, DoubleDiamond, I'm pretty sure that bit about intentional balls not counting against a pitcher's pitch count is not true.

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By: DavidJ http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6985/comment-page-1#comment-27521 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 14:59:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6985#comment-27521 Larry, Maddux's record K/UBB ratio came in '97, not '95.

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By: Larry R. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6985/comment-page-1#comment-27514 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 13:28:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6985#comment-27514 Maddux in '95 is akin to Saberhagen in '94 in that both were shortened seasons. Maddux's season was indeed great but he would have had 3 more starts in a normal season. If any one of those was bad (like Jimenez's last start last week) a season's worth of greatness could be lowered quite a bit in a hurry. I agree that Schilling's '02 season was the best.

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6985/comment-page-1#comment-27485 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 03:47:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6985#comment-27485 Single-season leaders for K/BB are available at http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/strikeouts_per_base_on_balls_season.shtml

Saberhagen broke a 110-year old record, as the previous record was 10, set by Grasshopper Jim Whitney in 1884. Records that last over 100 years are not so rare, but records that are broken after standing over 100 years are very unusual.

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By: Rich http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6985/comment-page-1#comment-27311 Sun, 27 Jun 2010 08:48:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6985#comment-27311 "Either way, the deal to bring him to Seattle has been worth it."

Meanwhile, Phillies fans like myself still can't figure it out. Maaaybe if any of the prospects were any good, but they sure don't appear to be.

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By: JeffW http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6985/comment-page-1#comment-27281 Sun, 27 Jun 2010 03:55:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6985#comment-27281 I love what Lee has done for the M's this season. He has been a consumate professional, and a total team guy, even as he waits to hear where he'll finish the season.

He was just as pumped as anyone when they held on to beat the Brewers, 5-4, this afternoon. When the M's players held a closed-door meeting recently, it was organized by Lee and Milton Bradley(!)

I almost wish they'd keep him here through the end of the season, just to see what happens. We may not make it back to .500, but Lee has been an awesome influence on the rest of the staff.

In fact, I'd absolutely love to see the M's find a way to keep him.

Either way, the deal to bring him to Seattle has been worth it.

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By: TRX http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6985/comment-page-1#comment-27260 Sun, 27 Jun 2010 00:23:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6985#comment-27260 Sometimes, pitchers have low BB totals not because they have excellent command, but because they're so hittable, they never get to three balls. So the stat is flawed regardless.

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By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6985/comment-page-1#comment-27251 Sat, 26 Jun 2010 22:11:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6985#comment-27251 K/SO is another one of those stats that, while significant, must be taken into account with consideration of what ground ball/fly ball ratio a pitcher has. If Pitcher A fans 18, but allows six home runs in a game, and pitcher B allows two but only strikes out three, which would you prefer? {This is a hypothetical example, of course}

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By: Thomas http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6985/comment-page-1#comment-27245 Sat, 26 Jun 2010 21:10:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6985#comment-27245 But if that pitcher didn't let that man on base he wouldn't have been able to give up the stolen base and then need the Intentional walk....

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