Re: "The Poll" on Dusty Baker, part two
While I've calmed a bit, I still don't like it. While I do like the implications in so far as it shows that they are committed to putting a winner out there, it still begs the question to me their attitude towards an analytical approach. I worry that we're a bit too heavy on the old school methods without actually having that sort of expertise in house.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.