Originally Posted by mlbfan30
Dusty is convention. He's the oldest school there is. What Sheehan promotes is not convention. It's thinking logically based on stats and objective observations. Trey Hillman, the new Royals manager gets it. Pretty soon (10 years?) we're going to see SABR thinking become mainstream, but it's not even close yet.
People say I am nuts when I say that some Sabrmetric fans believe that it is dogma. Thanks for proving my point.
Sabr stats can be very effective tools to running a team, but Dusty's oldest school conventions are also very effective tools to running a team. A good manager needs to understand how and when to use many different approaches to understanding the game.
Also, some SABR stats will become common place, but I am pretty sure that many will be be disproved over the years.
Some are not based on wholly logical and objective observations. They are based on the belief that what has happened in the past will happen in the future in the same way. That trends will continue in the same pattern. That is not logical.