Re: Are most GMs just not really very smart?
Originally Posted by Ron Madden
Statistical evaluation is nothing new. Branch Ricky says Hi.
So called "Old School Baseball Guys" are often too stubborn or too afraid to open thier eyes to new ideas.
They don't understand statistical evaluation, they refuse to pay any attention to it. kinda like fear of the unknown.
A "GOOD Scout" with the eye for talent is a rare breed and just might be the most valuable asset of any successful organization.
The Reds need good scouts and good statiistical evaluators.. and we need them to work together.
That is why I said statistical anayisis "as we know it" in my original post. The availablity of so much data to so many people is a realtitivley new thing.
That was my whole point. These guys don't understand statistical evaluation becasuse (1) they haven't been exposed to it enough to understand it (2) they've been successfull in baseball with their own skills (3) human nature is to resist change (as you put it "fear of the unknown").
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate