Doug Gray joined me again this week to discuss the impossible reality that Joey Votto — who is a perfect baseball player — did not win a single major award this season. We also talked about the one Red that did win an award, then dove headfirst into some of the big decisions that the Reds will have to make over the next week.

Also, Doug tells us which Reds minor leaguer “will be better than Willie Mays.”

Even better, we offered up their latest movie reviews, featuring an engaging documentary and a hilarious comedy.

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4 Responses

  1. Kap

    Enjoyed listening to it gentlemen. Keep up the great work

  2. Frog 'em

    Enjoyable podcast, if you can get past the sick feeling from reliving the Votto overlook. Ouch!

    Regarding the Silver Slugger, there’s one more point regarding the RBI comparison, and it motivates a new statistic: Run Batted In Conversion rate, or RBIc (something like this probably exists). How it’s calculated:

    – RBIs / ABs with runners in scoring position

    Silver Slugger relevance — resulting comparison between Votto and Goldschmidt:

    RBIs Abs (RISP) RBIc Slugging (RISP)
    Votto 60 97 0.619 0.660
    Goldschmidt 80 159 0.503 0.597

    This strengthens the argument that Votto is better even on the RBI discussion, and removes the subjectivity of how much being on Arizona helped Goldschmidt. From an RBIc, it didn’t. Votto was much more effective even when there were runners in scoring position, which he had 62 less opportunities.

    Irregardless, thanks for the great podcast!

    • Frog 'em

      Apologies — the table effect was lost. Votto has an RBIc of 0.619 compared to Goldschmidt’s 0.503. Even Votto’s slugging (RISP) far surpasses Goldschmidt’s (0.660 vs. 0.597).