Originally Posted by Voice of Reason
Because people dont know/understand what OBP% and how meaningful a stat it really is. Been conditioned to look at HR's & RBI's. The whole 40/40 thing just sounds great. No one cares to look at anything else.
Basically my point. I dont think OBP is the only stat of any importance or anything but i couldnt give a guy who makes an out more than twice as often as he gets on base a huge contract like this.