The Texas Rangers thread

Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby Briandong79 » 01 Aug 2016, 16:52

BostonSucksMyBalls wrote:
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mj3528 wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:This team's lineup is terrifying now.


It better be as they have no reliable starting pitching except for Cole Hamels.


And he stinks! [/Balls]


I'm rooting for him. /79


Nah, he no-hit the Cubs and then they couldn't trade for him. I hope he sucks.
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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby Briandong79 » 11 Aug 2016, 11:24

Briandong79 wrote:I never realized that Adrian Beltre apparently hates it when people touch his head:

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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby BostonSucksMyBalls » 11 Aug 2016, 12:35

The Jackie Chiles School of Legal Injury Faking. Nice touch with the neckbrace. He still gets paid, Team goes thru Insurance. Everyone wins except the Insurance Company. It's the American Way.

I am cheering for him.
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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby Briandong79 » 22 Aug 2016, 09:11

3rd best record in baseball, best record in the AL, and their run differential is +1. Very fluky year.
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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby BostonSucksMyBalls » 22 Aug 2016, 09:13

Briandong79 wrote:3rd best record in baseball, best record in the AL, and their run differential is +1. Very fluky year.


Can you explain this a smidge further for me? Act like I'm Flush. Really spell it out so I understand it.

Should their run differential be more? Less? What is fluky?
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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby CourtesyFlush » 22 Aug 2016, 09:18

BostonSucksMyBalls wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:3rd best record in baseball, best record in the AL, and their run differential is +1. Very fluky year.


Can you explain this a smidge further for me? Act like I'm Flush. Really spell it out so I understand it.

Should their run differential be more? Less? What is fluky?

I'll explain it to you because I already understand. You would expect a team with a great record like theirs to have a higher run differential. It's basic math: if you're 20 games over .500 you would expect to have at least 20 more runs than your opposition but with the Rangers this year that isn't the case.

That help?
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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby BostonSucksMyBalls » 22 Aug 2016, 09:20

CourtesyFlush wrote:
BostonSucksMyBalls wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:3rd best record in baseball, best record in the AL, and their run differential is +1. Very fluky year.


Can you explain this a smidge further for me? Act like I'm Flush. Really spell it out so I understand it.

Should their run differential be more? Less? What is fluky?

I'll explain it to you because I already understand. You would expect a team with a great record like theirs to have a higher run differential. It's basic math: if you're 20 games over .500 you would expect to have at least 20 more runs than your opposition but with the Rangers this year that isn't the case.

That help?


I dont know. I wouldnt think that, actually. You've lost a lot of games also, so that run diff gets taken into account.

I dont know what a standard run diff would look like.

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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby CourtesyFlush » 22 Aug 2016, 09:21

BostonSucksMyBalls wrote:
CourtesyFlush wrote:
BostonSucksMyBalls wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:3rd best record in baseball, best record in the AL, and their run differential is +1. Very fluky year.


Can you explain this a smidge further for me? Act like I'm Flush. Really spell it out so I understand it.

Should their run differential be more? Less? What is fluky?

I'll explain it to you because I already understand. You would expect a team with a great record like theirs to have a higher run differential. It's basic math: if you're 20 games over .500 you would expect to have at least 20 more runs than your opposition but with the Rangers this year that isn't the case.

That help?


I dont know. I wouldnt think that, actually. You've lost a lot of games also, so that run diff gets taken into account.

I dont know what a standard run diff would look like.

#Baseball

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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby Briandong79 » 22 Aug 2016, 09:23

BostonSucksMyBalls wrote:
CourtesyFlush wrote:
BostonSucksMyBalls wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:3rd best record in baseball, best record in the AL, and their run differential is +1. Very fluky year.


Can you explain this a smidge further for me? Act like I'm Flush. Really spell it out so I understand it.

Should their run differential be more? Less? What is fluky?

I'll explain it to you because I already understand. You would expect a team with a great record like theirs to have a higher run differential. It's basic math: if you're 20 games over .500 you would expect to have at least 20 more runs than your opposition but with the Rangers this year that isn't the case.

That help?


I dont know. I wouldnt think that, actually. You've lost a lot of games also, so that run diff gets taken into account.

I dont know what a standard run diff would look like.

#Baseball


Basically, you can look at over 100 years of records and see that there is a fairly predictable relationship between the more you outscore your opponents, the better your record will be. If they were at .500, then the differential would be around 0. The Rangers are well above .500, so you'd expect them to be easily outscoring their opponents. As a comparison, the Cubs run differential this year is +208, so based on expected record, they actually are performing worse than expected. The Rangers are way overperforming, which makes it much more of a fluky year.

If you go off expected W-L, they'd be a game over .500 and behind the Astros and Mariners in their own division.
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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby Goose » 23 Aug 2016, 10:42

Briandong79 wrote:
BostonSucksMyBalls wrote:
CourtesyFlush wrote:
BostonSucksMyBalls wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:3rd best record in baseball, best record in the AL, and their run differential is +1. Very fluky year.


Can you explain this a smidge further for me? Act like I'm Flush. Really spell it out so I understand it.

Should their run differential be more? Less? What is fluky?

I'll explain it to you because I already understand. You would expect a team with a great record like theirs to have a higher run differential. It's basic math: if you're 20 games over .500 you would expect to have at least 20 more runs than your opposition but with the Rangers this year that isn't the case.

That help?


I dont know. I wouldnt think that, actually. You've lost a lot of games also, so that run diff gets taken into account.

I dont know what a standard run diff would look like.

#Baseball


Basically, you can look at over 100 years of records and see that there is a fairly predictable relationship between the more you outscore your opponents, the better your record will be. If they were at .500, then the differential would be around 0. The Rangers are well above .500, so you'd expect them to be easily outscoring their opponents. As a comparison, the Cubs run differential this year is +208, so based on expected record, they actually are performing worse than expected. The Rangers are way overperforming, which makes it much more of a fluky year.

If you go off expected W-L, they'd be a game over .500 and behind the Astros and Mariners in their own division.


Run differential is generally used to predict wins.

Win% = (Runs Scored)^2/(Runs Scored^2 + Runs Allowed^2)

Comparing the Rangers and Cubs:

The Rangers are 73-52 with 582 runs scored and 581 runs allowed. The predictive # of wins would be 50.1% of their games or a record of 63-62.

The Cubs are 79-45 with 636 runs scored and 424 runs allowed. The predictive # of wins would be 69.2% of their games or a record of 86-38.

So the Rangers are considered pretty lucky to have their record and the Cubs are considered a bit unlucky for not having a better record.

For the most part, run differential reflects record. It's not perfect, but it's better than listening to Tim McCarver trying to explain the Rangers' intangibles or telling me that "nobody in the league is better at playing a ball like that than Scott Brosius" whenever he bare handed a slow roller down the third base line.
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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby Gregs Kite » 23 Nov 2016, 08:40

This hazing story is wonderful.

Video of the alleged assault, which took place toward the end of October, was captured and posted on Snapchat, according to sources. A 10-second clip of video, obtained by Yahoo Sports, shows the alleged victim in a Rangers shirt and Rangers shorts laying on a bed with his arms held behind his back and his legs pinned down. At least four men are seen in addition to the alleged victim, whose penis is exposed, grabbed and maneuvered underneath a hand towel. All of the men in the video, including the alleged victim, are seen laughing


LOL

Also, Rougned Odor's brother who is also named Rougned was involved in this. Fun for the whole fam.
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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby BostonSucksMyBalls » 22 Mar 2017, 22:08

Anyone see that story on HBO Real Sports about Reliever Matt Bush? Fucking nuts.
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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby Iron Mike Sharpe » 23 Mar 2017, 06:14

Do tell
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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby BostonSucksMyBalls » 23 Mar 2017, 11:30

Iron Mike Sharpe wrote:Do tell

I don't want to spoil it for you.

On the same episode, they did stories on Juan Dixon and Rick Ankiel, and the bizarre stuff they went thru. Good episode.

Tony LaRussa looks so weird.
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Re: The Texas Rangers thread

Postby MisterTambourineMan » 23 Mar 2017, 11:49

BostonSucksMyBalls wrote:
Iron Mike Sharpe wrote:Do tell

I don't want to spoil it for you.

On the same episode, they did stories on Juan Dixon and Rick Ankiel, and the bizarre stuff they went thru. Good episode.

Tony LaRussa looks so weird.


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