Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?!!?

COP KILLER!!!!!!!!! Yes, it’s another edition of the Getting Blanked Podcast, as all October we’ll be talking MLB playoff action in podcastical form, shooting our shit through the ol’ pneumatic tube straight into the guts of the Getting Blanked iTunes page, and right here on the web for your listening enjoyment!

And in a timely-ish manner, to boot!

If you prefer to have a listen later, you can download the podcast right here.

As always (well… usually), Mint Musical Interludes courtesy The ConstantinesArts & Crafts RecordsDeathwish Records and Optical Sounds. Be sure to check them out and buy every single fucking thing you hear at their sites.

Comments (1)

  1. Just want to pick up that base running discussion, given the further comments from Keith Law and Stoeten, your additional comments about the caught stealing numbers at 3rd base.

    It is an overblown McGuffin to get in a tizzy over the absolute number of 8 (“tied with Baltimore for last” makes is sound bad, but it really isn’t). The Jays were 1st in MLB in attempts at stealing 3rd with an 80% success rate. Oakland has 5 CS of 3rd – but with the same number of successful steals as Jays (33). So, is that 3 extra CS a “problem area”.

    Yes, Baltimore has the same number of CS of 3rd but with only 3 actual successful stolen bases (Jays have 30 (THIRTY!) more steals of 3rd). Are we really considering absolute numbers vs. success rate??

    The interesting baserunning numbers are that by virtue of their poor OBP and high number of homeruns, Jays were 25th in the league in actual Stolen Base Opportunites (available base in front of runner), yet they turned that lack of opportunity into the 8th most stolen bases in MLB. Only Miami came close to raising their running game above the presented opportunities.

    The flipside of that good news is that given their poor OBP (25th in the league), which gives us a rough idea of the number of total baserunners during the course of the year and further worsened by the high HR total (hit but no remaining baserunner), being near the top of Outs on Base is further exaggerated as a truly awful number. A stat that may need to be worked out is percentage of baserunners caught (by pick off, out on attempted advance, caught stealing). I am guessing OOB+CS+PO/H+BB+HBP+E-HR (or something approximating that).

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