Re: Phillips returning.
Originally Posted by mdccclxix
I often wish teams would FRONTLOAD their contracts to make sure they don't overpay an old guy.
Me too. I wonder why clubs don't pursue this concept more. Having lower salaries later in contracts would enable much greater roster flexibility.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.