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re: 2012 GIANTS...TROUT >
I watch baseball everyday and I can't remember the last time I saw a sacrifice bunt trying to get a runner from first to second...
I respect your opinion on stealing, its more open to your opinion on risk-reward. I disagree with you about bunting though. Nearly all sacrifice bunts done are to move the runner over to second from first. The thinking being that it puts the runner in scoring position. It is silly to bunt a man over to third because he is already in scoring position at 2nd. The only time someone ever bunts a runner over to third is if, as you said, a pitcher is batting. And, as I said in my previous post, you score more runs on average with a runner on first and no outs then with a runner on second and one out. That is based on every instance of that situation throughout major league history.
Also bunting a runner to third is smart because if he's on second he cannot score on a sacrifice fly or an infield ground ball... come on now.