Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
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.
Well written post.
He might be the best I've ever seen at finding that "Q" factor. And I have always thought that the key to being an exceptional GM is finding those players. Identifying those players that project to have the best production is easy. Consistently finding those that out produce their projections is the tricky part.