Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:09 AM
This was great! Doolittle first provides some background on sabermetrics to establish that he knows what he's talking about, then he gets into the fun stuff. I take one exception however. Towards the end, Doolittle says:
"...And as the game evolves, so will the metrics. Hmm, maybe someday there'll be a metric to quantify clubhouse chemistry (the JON/nY GoM.E.S. phenomenon?)..."
No dice, my friend. That's not it, and the Twins keep it a closely guarded secret.
When I hear a pitcher is throwing a “simulated game” my first thought is that he repeated the opposing lineup 10,000 times. - Jonathan Judge