Originally Posted by harangatang
I agree 110%, I think Adam Dunn is an awesome player. I think what's bad is the fact is that there is no explanation of anything and the post earlier on about the meanings of the SABR acronyms is quite comical. How can you argue against a statistic when you don't know what it stands for, let alone what the statistic means or how it can be useful. I always keep an open mind to learning new things and maybe what Steel is saying is useful but for all I know it could be irrelevant. Then most typically as in the past (not this thread surprisingly) follows the cliches of something related to feces or something degrading.
The section on Sabermetrics in the FAQ has been taken down and I guess we'll have to all go buy a Bill James book just to figure out if what Steel is saying is correct. But you know what I say who cares and I'll enjoy this season of baseball watching the Reds in the way I know "best".
Why is it my responsibility to educate others as to the relevance of performance metrics?
Second quick question:
How do you think I learned the stuff?
Third quick question:
Do I own a Bill James book?
Fourth quick question:
Why have I always liked Wily Mo Pena and Felipe Lopez?
Fifth quick question:
If you PM me as to what the numbers mean, do you think I'm going to help you?
The correct answers may surprise.