Found January 30, 2012 on Indians Baseball Insider:
For this entry in this "Explaing Stats" series, I will explain two important stats: OPS and OPS+. In most places only OPS is referenced and it is a useful tool for evaluation, but OPS+ is a way to improve on OPS and make it carry more meaning and make up for the problems that people find in OPS.OPS stands for on-base plus slugging. It is literally just the addition of the two stats on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Last year Jose Bautista led the league with an OPS of 1.056, while the highest Indian was Carlos Santana at .808 which was 57th in baseball. The average level is typically seen as .725 but it can vary based on position.If you remember the previous pieces I am sure you can quickly see one of the main flaws with OPS is that each part is not an equal share. The top slugging percentage last year was .608 and the top on-base percentage was .448. As a result, OPS in general favors power over the ability to get on base.A lot of Indians fans like Mark Trumb...

Jose Bautista says he has been tested 16 times for PEDs in two years

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Bautista, Gonzalez on covers of 'MLB 12 The Show'

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista will adorn the cover of the "MLB 12 The Show" video game - well, the Canadian version. For the first time, the game will feature separate cover athletes depending upon which side of the border one is on. The version circulating in the United States will feature Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The PlayStation 3 and...

Jose Bautista: 'I know how many times I was tested'

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Bautista responds to reports on PED testing

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista insists he has been tested 16 times for performance-enhancing substances during the past two years and maintains reports to the contrary are false.

2012 Preseason C Rankings

Just getting my stroke down T...   TOp 30 Catchers 1.  Carlos Santana, CLE  This is the top of tier one, which I would say goes through Posey.  I’m not a huge fan of taking catchers early, but if you took Santana, I wouldn’t fault you.  His 27 homers is desirable, so is the 5 SBs, especially off a hurt the prior year.  I think those numbers stay about the same, but...

Stupid Question

I'm sure I'll be called an apologist in some quarters for this, but dude just pissed me off. in Monday nights State of the Franchise event, one of the questions from the floor went as follows:Jonathan: "I would have bought a shirt tonight, but the name Fielder wasn't found up there so I'm, uh, a little disappointed. In all seriousness, my passion has turned...
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