Found December 20, 2011 on Sun Sentinel:
Last week I wrote about the 2011 Marlins ranking last in the majors in manufactured runs, according to The Bill James Handbook. Baseball Info Solutions has a way to calculate manufactured runs, as explained in the story. Big thanks to Ben Jedlovec at BIS for providing the Marlins’ manufactured runs data from 2002-’05. The Marlins recently have struggled in that department, but they were among the game’s best back when Juan Pierre and Luis Castillo were atop the order. They totaled 178 manufactured runs in 2002, tied for first in the National League and tied for third in the majors. The following year when they won the World Series, they manufactured 188, tops in the NL and fourth in the majors. They also were among the top six in the NL the following two seasons. Having a lineup full of 30-homer guys is great. That Mike Jacobs-Dan Uggla-Hanley Ramirez-Jorge Cantu infield was fun to watch, but having two legitimate leadoff hitters setting the table also can be devastating and arguabl...
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