We've talked a lot this week about the issue of hitting with runners in scoring position. I've made my thoughts known on the matter. I don't put much stock in RISP numbers. They're small sample sizes, and as the samples get bigger, players will see their numbers fall in line with their overall numbers. So the fact that the Pirates have so many players under-performing their overall numbers this year, and even underperforming their career RISP numbers, seems fluky to me.

Since writing that article the other day, I've been getting a lot of messages from people who don't think it's just a fluke that everyone is having this problem at once, and who think that the problem is more than just sample size. Or there are people who just think it's a problem, which I absolutely agree with. But what...

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