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    Default The Thread of 1,000 Runs




    It may or may not happen, but every run scored this year will be documented in this thread.

    15 runs scored
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    Are you counting spring training?

    That's averaging 6.17 runs a game.The Tigers scored 887 last year. That would be a big jump. But maybe they can give it a run (pun intended).
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    Love this idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTroppens View Post
    Are you counting spring training?

    That's averaging 6.17 runs a game.The Tigers scored 887 last year. That would be a big jump. But maybe they can give it a run (pun intended).

    I think this lineup has a serious shot at 1,000 runs.
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    Could happen. 950 for sure, but let's think 4 digits here!
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    It's probably less than even odds but I think we've got a chance to do it if everybody is healthy, Leyland commits to a platoon in left, and somebody like Pudge can bounce back somewhat.

    You look at what Monroe, Casey, and Inge did last year and it makes you wonder what we might have done with just league-average production out of their positions.
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    I scored last night.


    That makes 3.
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    Somewhere, somehow, this thread went wrong.

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    I am eating White Castle as we speak, I will contribute Later on!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    I scored twice this morning.
    Sleeping in does lead to some wild dreams ....

    Actually, I thought this thread was about indigestion ??
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    I was kinda hoping this thread would end up with like 180 replies come October 2008.
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    In 1984 I kept this notebook detailing every game of the season. I look at it now and it was actually very basic. I felt so good that the Tigers were going to win the World Series that I started the book - something I never had done before and never again actually.

    After the team started 9-0 (or somewhere during that streak) I started thinking this may be the best team ever. Well I was stupid. I was 15 and we didn't have message boards to smack down such talk back then.
    So I started keeping track of what we needed to do to beat the 1927 NY Yankees - the team I considered at the time the best ever. I should pull that thing out and find out where I decided it was useless and quit tracking the Yankee watch. I don't think I ever really thought they were the best ever, but it was a neat thing to do. It was fun while it lasted.
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    I used to keep a homerun chart as a kid with the players names and the date they hit each homerun. It was like a big bar graph. It was a lot of fun. I think I started that in 89 and did it for 4 or 5 years in a row. Those early 90's teams were fun to track. I had to add paper for Cecil in '91.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DTroppens View Post
    ... After the team started 9-0 (or somewhere during that streak) I started thinking this may be the best team ever. Well I was stupid.
    I don't know about stupid....that team was probably in the 99th percentile in terms of quality of MLB teams all-time.

    There have been far worse teams cited as the best team of all time.
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    I should be able to contribute soon since I stopped at the new taco wagon near work for lunch.

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    1,000 runs this next season is not far fetched. Adding Sheff, even with all of the injuries saw an improvement form 820 to 887. If adding Renteria and Craberra(sp) add 120 runs, that would get us there. With no improvement in pitching, the improved hitting should get us a 95 to 96 win season. I am guessing at 930-800 worse case versus 887-789 last year. I think the ceiling in RA-RS might be 1050-700. That would equate to roughly 116 wins, tops.

    Now that would certainly be something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyAbbott View Post
    1,000 runs this next season is not far fetched. Adding Sheff, even with all of the injuries saw an improvement form 820 to 887. If adding Renteria and Craberra(sp) add 120 runs, that would get us there. With no improvement in pitching, the improved hitting should get us a 95 to 96 win season. I am guessing at 930-800 worse case versus 887-789 last year. I think the ceiling in RA-RS might be 1050-700. That would equate to roughly 116 wins, tops.
    Don't discount the upgrade in LF. Jones/Thames/Raburn ought to be at least respectable whereas Monroe was a total disaster last season.
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    If the lineup can start out really hot, should we start looking at the all-time single season records?

    AL - New York Yankees (1931): 1067 runs
    MLB - Boston (NL) (1894): 1220 runs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
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    Damn son, you must be ambidextrous or something !!

    (And yes it took me 6 hours to come up with that)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DTroppens View Post
    In 1984 I kept this notebook detailing every game of the season.
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    I used to keep a homerun chart as a kid with the players names and the date they hit each homerun. It was like a big bar graph.

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    This thread is such a good idea.
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    And here's how they are going to do it. I basically averaged each players last two injury-free seasons. I did fudge quite a bit for Granderson. Any figures that are especially creative have been italicized.



    "AB+" is calculated by adding at-bats, HBP, BB, and SF. I will post the spreadsheet separately:
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    Given very good health, then my spreadsheet's projected team totals (.363 OBP and .491 SLG) become quite plausible. Those figures, taken together, would exceed the team OPS of the 2007 Yankees, who pushed across a mere 968 tallies.

    This ... could ... HAPPEN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark The Shark View Post
    I think this lineup has a serious shot at 1,000 runs.
    If any of the guys wear pantyhose like Joe Namath did we might evem get to 2,000 runs next year.

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    Yoop, how do you post a spreadsheet? Looks good, by the way.
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    1,000 runs. Why not shoot for 1,100?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apabruce View Post
    Yoop, how do you post a spreadsheet? Looks good, by the way.
    That is an image Yoop posted. You can take a screen cap of most anything you are looking at using shift + PrtSc to put it in your clipboard, then paste it in paint or photoshop.
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    Thank you, Shinma. A related question: When you click on the image button, it asks for a URL, so the image already needs to be on the web. I think I have read that to post an image from your computer, you must first post it to the gallery and wait for approval, then post it as part of a message.

    Other people seem to post images very quickly in response to another message, so how is that done? They can't have waited for approval.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dt35456884 View Post
    It may or may not happen, but every run scored this year will be documented in this thread.
    I think you may need to change your member name to dt3545688408

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    Quote Originally Posted by apabruce View Post
    Thank you, Shinma. A related question: When you click on the image button, it asks for a URL, so the image already needs to be on the web. I think I have read that to post an image from your computer, you must first post it to the gallery and wait for approval, then post it as part of a message.

    Other people seem to post images very quickly in response to another message, so how is that done? They can't have waited for approval.
    There are free web pic hosting sites out there like imageshack, like I use for my game threads. They basically use an honor system where they automatically allow anything you upload, and shoot down anything inappropriate afterwards, and ban the user, or ip address if it gets bad.

    Also, some people have access to private FTP sites and can host whatever they want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apabruce View Post
    Thank you, Shinma. A related question: When you click on the image button, it asks for a URL, so the image already needs to be on the web. I think I have read that to post an image from your computer, you must first post it to the gallery and wait for approval, then post it as part of a message.

    Other people seem to post images very quickly in response to another message, so how is that done? They can't have waited for approval.
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    Basically, what Shinma said. I take a screenshot by pressing "Alt" + "Print Screen/SysRq", then paste into Paint or another graphics program (I use IrfanView). Save that as a .jpg to cut file size.

    Then I usually upload to either my Geocities or Tripod account, to get the URL for posting here.
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    PS - If you want to try using this spreadsheet for your own projections, please PM me your email, or maybe we could set up another system for sharing this.
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    Here's some all-time records courtesy of baseball-almanac.com.

    AL New York
    1931---1,067
    NL Boston
    1894---1,220

    To beat the Yankees AL runs-scored record, the Tigers will have to average 6.6 runs per game. To beat the all-time record of the Boston NL franchise, the Tigers will have to average a whopping 7.54 runs per game. The AL record seems approachable, but the overvall ML record looks out of reach.

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_runs2.shtml
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    Just out of sheer curiosity, I took the top RBI totals of the Tigers presumed starting nine in 2008 and added them together. The total is 931 RBI. Some guys(read as "Pudge") will never gets close to their top ever again, but most of the Tigers hitters still have a chance to equal or surpass their best-ever RBI total. It'll be fun to watch the 2008 Tigers.
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