Anybody read the article in the back by Gary Huckabay regarding the limits of statistical analysis?
First thing I read when I got the book, it was very good, but also cited the FO lack of faith in paying the going rate for a trained math whiz and also pointed out that the scouts get peanuts as well. As for the "people" aspect of it the players are not short on guys with little or no people skills... come to think of it neither are some executives.
Dan O'Brien leaps to mind.
Do the real question could be in his case Nepotism or Math Skills without being able to crack jokes with the good old boys.
In retrospect I'd take the math.