Re: Scott Freaking Rolen
I'm learning these new fangled stats, but a lot of sports is not measureable with stats. The value of a player is one of those. Rolen is a leader in a quiet way. There is a reason why OCab and Renteria and Rolen always end up making a team better and looking at at least two of the three seems to indicate that stats are not the only measurement. Why do these players seem to promote winning while on the field even if they don't have superior stats? It has a lot to do with what many call "chemistry." No one can really define it. It's not luck and in some cases, it's impossible to call it skill, but it's there. Walt Jocketty is a master of finding these players, which is one f the reasons why I'm very happy he is our GM.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."