Re: The Value of Good Coaching
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
What I enjoy about sabermetrics is precisely that it doesn't rely on faith. It demands you show your work. If the scientific method is now considered an article of faith, then I don't know what to say. And if sabermetric types either aren't showing their work or are doing bad work, they should be called out accordingly.
I think my biggest argument against sabermetrics is that it takes out the human element. In many way's that's a good thing. However, it doesn't take into account human nature. I don't think there are such thing as clutch players, however I do believe there are players that have the ability to not let the pressure get to them. Joey Votto and Albert Pujols in his prime were examples of this. Sabermetrics seem to view players as one and the same from a human nature standpoint. I'm glad we have gone away from the whole "eye test" but one cannot completely ignore human nature.
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