Monday, September 3, 2012

Rox Talk - Week 22

Week 22
A 4-2 week against the Dodgers and Padres. The Rox currently stand at 55-77 (second half record at 22-25). Twenty games behind the Giants for the division lead in last place. Currently 30-41 at home and 25-36 on the road, the Rox have been outscored by its opponents 729-639 (expected wins is 58 versus historical wins at 63). On pace for 68 wins with 784 runs scored and 895 runs against. Playoff indicator (Runs Scored/Runs Against ratio) is 0.88 (1.16 indicates high playoff potential).

Joe Posnanski is one of the better writer's going.  He takes a healthy approach to stats and what they mean to the average fan.  In this article about WAR, his analysis of our Rox is surprising in what it stands on especially when this season troubles has always been the pitching.

Two points that jump out to me
1)  "And yet … WAR tells you the Rockies are really not a good hitting team, not a good pitching team, and are terrible defensively."
2)  "But it might be tempting for the Rockies to decide that their offense is FINE -- after all, they score the second most runs in the league -- and just working on their pitching this offseason. I don't think that plan would work."

As Rox build to next year we have a whole lot more to worry about than just finding that pitching.  With Tulo back defense should improve but with Pacheco and Nelson still in the mix the hot corner really needs to be looked at.  Wonder if it wouldn't be better to move Tulo to third and fit in Rutledge at short?

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