Re: Royals’ Bannister unafraid to do the math
He's playing for the right manager.
technomatt: How do statistics, specifically sabermetrics, fit in to your managing style?
Hillman: Sabermetrics, I place a lot of value on them from the stand point of preparation and knowledge of history. But, there is still the major part of managing that has to be evaluating and thinking along with the situation at hand.
highyo: Have you done any homework on our current Royals? If so, who will be your leadoff man?
Hillman: I apologize at this time for not wanting to name names, but please stay patient as Dayton and his crew does their due diligence with all possible options in our roster for the 2008 season. I will, however, say in referring to leadoff man that he needs to be one that has OBP first and foremost in his mind and someone that can make the opposition nervous once on the basepaths.
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