Re: Reading between the lines
The issue, it seems to me, is the amount of time it takes to learn one or the other method.
Traditional scouting and player analysis takes years of experience. Sure there are exceptions, but most great scouts spent years hanging around batting cages all over the country.
Once you make the decision to buy in to sabermetrics, you can learn what you need to know much faster. And what you don't know, you can get from a trusted source.
I prefer a guy who has been around the block and seen first hand how successful organizations operate, and has an open mind to sabermetrics.
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