Re: Reading between the lines
Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Castellini noted that they "budgeted for" sabermetrics. This tells me that they will have/hire people who crank numbers on players. To my way of thinking, that's appropriate. The skill set and knowledge base for a GM requires a genuine appreciation for, and layman's understanding of, advanced statistical tools, but that's only one piece of what a GM needs. I think it's a mistake to think a good GM must also be a guy who could crank those numbers himself.
Yeah, this is how I feel too. The GM has to understand the conclusions, but not necessarily be able to do a regression analysis.
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