Team Runs Allowed measures the total number of runs a team gives up over the course of the season.
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Unlikely team runs scored which is only a result of a team’s offense, team runs allowed can be used as a measure of team’s pitching as well as a team’s defense (though the responsibility falls largely on a team’s pitching staff). A team with an above average defense would be likely to allow fewer runs than one with an average defense, though even the team’s best defense cannot do a whole to prevent a lousy pitching staff from giving up a whole lot of runs. In some instances teams are willing to accept subpar defense from certain players if their offense more than makes up the difference.