Re: Royals’ Bannister unafraid to do the math
I know not every athlete can and will take this approach. But you have to wonder what the "You don't know -- you never played the game" types would have to say about Bannister. He really embodies the whole point of the stats analysis. It's not math for the sake of math. Everybody is out to accomplish the same thing; the end game is the same. But you can use different approaches, different methods to get there. And I would posit that anybody out to be the best baseball player, coach, fan they can be can only be helped by having more ways to understand and learn how the game works.
It will be interesting to see what Bannister does after his playing career. I just hope he doesn't get Jeremy Browned.
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.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 03-09-2008 at 06:32 PM.