BDD: Unwanted Clemency

Last night, I took a look at how walks have killed the Phillies so far this season, and I respond to some suggested rules changes from Tom Tango.

Over at Ump Bump, Coley makes the case that Chris Coste should be getting the majority of the starts over Carlos Ruiz. While there’s no argument that Coste is much better offensively, and they’re very similar defensively, I’m almost positive that both Cole Hamels and Jamie Moyer prefer to throw to Ruiz and that trumps any offensive shortcomings he may have.

BDD: Baseball Needs to Retire Batting Average

I published a rant against batting average at Baseball Digest Daily today. Check it out if you’re interested.

I also analyzed Adam Eaton’s first three starts of the season.

Don’t forget to check out With Leather’s hilarious interview with Kenny Mayne.

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