BDD: Offensive Pro- and Re-gression
At Baseball Daily Digest, I clumsily title an article where I look at the most improved and the most regressed offenses in both leagues between last season and present time.
* Did you know that there’s not really a good antonym for “improved”? “Least improved” doesn’t work because it implies standing pat instead of actually getting worse. The English language has words for everything except this, apparently. I blame the English language for the clumsy title.[...]
For as great as the infield has been offensively for the Rays, they have been getting awful production from their catcher (Dioner Navarro, 37 OPS+), center fielder (B.J. Upton, 54 OPS+), and designated hitter (Pat Burrell, 75 OPS+). How they’ve managed to lead the league in offense with three dead weights in the starting lineup is incredible.