Originally Posted by Brutus
Verducci's work has been thoroughly debunked. There's really no rhyme or reason to it. It wasn't even a thorough study. He picked an arbitrary number and looked at cases to see if they fit his arbitrary number.
Baseball Prospectus did a thorough job earlier this year tearing his methodology apart:
I was getting ready to post the same article. Verducci is full of rubbish.