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You don't think Crisp will hit 40 HRs? Why you gotta hate?
If only the US government provided information about weather for free to the citizens, so that we could check if temperatures were significantly above average for this time of the year in most MLB cities (hint: they were).
ML WAR leader? Barry Zito of course with 1.2. If he stops now this will be his best season since 2010.
According to B-R, Zito is at 0.8.
OK, RocksForJocks, what about game temperatures vs. HR/9 this year compared to other years?
Baseball fan at all-time high!
It is, as they say, complicated to measure that. But the underlying physics is clear - balls fly farther in warmer weather, and it has been very warm throughout the East.
it has been very warm throughout the East.
In 2010/2011, the Phillies, who rely on and are proud of the philosophy that they are a scouting/development, not numbers, organization, had Moss, Ryan Voglesong and Jason Grilli in AAA and released all three.
I don't doubt that warmth tends to more HR, but is the warmth responsible for all the difference, or just a small part?
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