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THE FRENCH FRYER with Steve French

I HATE METRICS
French Fryer

    FanGraphs is one those websites that has those fancy baseball statistics.  I hate them.  I don't need exit velo numbers to know if a ball is hit hard.  I don't need BABIP to tell me if a hitter or pitcher is good.  And FanGraphs says the Indians are lucky, the numbers showing that their record is better than it should be.  Um, dumb.  Your record is your record.  Dodgers are really good, White Sox are really bad.  The Tribe is third in the majors in run differential, that's pretty good.  They also are third in # of road wins, even better than the Dodgers (!?).  Their starting pitching ERA is second behind LA.  Their bullpen is #1, and as a staff they have the most strikeouts and 2nd fewest walks.  Those are stats that I understand.  Enjoy the weekend, don't complicate it.

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