Shorter FencesOctober 3rd, 2012 by terrybenish
In the little part of yesterday’s post, I talked about home and road splits and showed how punishing the dimensions have been to young Mariner hitters.
It has also benefited Mariner pitchers.
Without saying it yesterday, the results of this should essentially be neutral over time and as such is a gimmick. You win by having a mix of players cheap to expensive, that build up a great run differential over their opponents.
This does not really touch on that at all.
It is far, far cheaper to move the fences in than it is to sign free agents.
Look for Chone Figgins and Gutierrez to be on the opening day roster.