Scenario #1: Derek and Thad call a meeting with the Professional Scouting Department
Derek: "Good morning everyone. You've now all had plenty of time to do your homework on the list of possible free agent candidates for second base. You've had a chance to review the medicals of each candidate and ask questions of our medical and training people. We hope that you've once again honored our request to refrain from having a discussion amongst yourselves about these candidates to avoid group-think. You'll recall that at yesterday's meeting, when we discussed shortstop candidates, the consensus recommendation was that we pass on all candidates. All the 2B candidates have flaws, but unlike with the SS exercise, where we asked you to recommend any candidate you thought would provide us with better overall production than Polanco, we're asking a different question today, as you all know. The question again is, which of the available FA candidates do you believe would give us the best overall production in 2019? Our candidates again are Lowrie, La Mahieu, Kinzler, Murphy, and Schoop."
Unanimous chorus from the room: "Schoop".
Derek: "Thank you. Then that's who we'll pursue."
Scenario #2: Thad and Derek call a meeting with the Analytics Department.
Thad: "Good morning everyone. We've asked you to calculate a projected WAR-to-dollar ratio for each of the second base candidates based on market projections regarding the required financial commitment extended out over the predicted contract length required for each candidate and recommend the best candidate based on value. What have you fellow geeks come up with?"
Unanimous chorus from the room: "Schoop."
Derek: "That's nice to hear, because he's our first choice."
Edited by birdwatcher, 07 December 2018 - 02:43 PM.