• A-Rod, The Chicken, The Egg & The Fence

    Posted by on September 26th, 2009 · Comments (3)

    You can read all about it here. So, which side of the fence are you on?

    And, here are my points in this one – just to be clear:

    1. If someone want to say that A-Rod only has big days in games that the Yankees lose, well, we now know that’s not true.

    2. In 63% of these games where the Yankees won and Alex Rodriguez had a big day with the stick, the Yankees won the game by 6 runs or more. And, in 43% of these games where the Yankees won and Alex Rodriguez had a big day with the stick, the Yankees won the game by 8 runs or more. These are stats and facts. Whatever conclusions you draw from these are probably subjective.

    Comments on A-Rod, The Chicken, The Egg & The Fence

    1. MJ
      September 27th, 2009 | 8:57 am

      I think the dissenting comments on the B-R site said everything that could be said here.

      Whatever one’s grievances with A-Rod might be before 2009, Alex has been everything the team could want this year. To put up a study like this is to be harping on things that may or may not have been true at the time but are certainly false in the present day.

    2. September 27th, 2009 | 9:33 am

      MJ wrote:

      IAlex has been everything the team could want this year. To put up a study like this is to be harping on things that may or may not have been true at the time but are certainly false in the present day.

      Six games, all season, with just a week left to play, where he’s posted:

      TOB>=3, R>=2 and RBI>=2

      is “everything the team could want”?

      Six times = everything the team could want?

    3. MJ
      September 27th, 2009 | 9:39 am

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      Sometimes it only takes 1 RBI to win a game. You’re adding a hurdle to the A-Rod. Before, it was that he couldn’t get any RBI’s to win games. Now it has to be more than two.

      Anyway, there’s no point debating this. I think the majority of Yankee fans are plenty pleased with A-Rod’s performance this season. You don’t seem to be and that’s your right.

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