Article: Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 119: Live From Mom's Basement
Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:23 AM
All that said...question/comment on the Analytics talk.
How many analytics guys did Boston have during their early World Series runs?
Bill James and...?
How many now?
I'm not sure quantity should be so stressed (or even really talked about), but quality. Would the Oakland A's be better if they had 10 other GM's in addition to Billy Beane? What if they hired every MLB GM from every team and added them to their front office? Outlandish I know, but you get the idea. Quantity and Quality are two different things. Would their decision making process be better with 30 guys at the GM position?
I don't think there's a question of needing help to crunch numbers. Speaking as a Data Analyst, technologies & software really make crunching numbers pretty easy. It's not like the Manhattan Project where you needed 40 guys crunching math in the back room. We have calculators for that now-a-days. Same with Analytics.
**Also, the Jacksonville Jaguars have the most analytics guys in the NFL. They just won their first game this past week (1-8) and the Titans gave them the game. Was a lot of press on how they use it to make their draft selections.
Edited by twinsfan34, 11 November 2013 - 09:52 AM.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:42 PM
Top o' the world, ma!
~You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant~
Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:01 AM
The Span trade is a little more straight forward. Alex Meyer has a chance to be a front of the rotation player. Denard Span will continue to get older and his skill will diminish. Again, trade value now for value later.
A year removed, I like both trades. I like them even more now than I did before.