Re: The Value of Good Coaching
Originally Posted by westofyou
2004. 2011, 1984... does it matter?
Ever read any early Bill James?
Tone is easy to pick up, I certainly don't miss it or assign it to one era or as being extinct
You don't think tone ever changes? That tone of conversation from one era should be used to suggest a dynamic in a different one?
He is making a very clear suggestion that, today, sabemertricians think good coaching is irrelevant. I'm not sure what bearing the tone of conversation 8 years has on that assertion; surely the actual conversation that's occurring today is more relevant to his discussion?
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.