HarthorneWingo wrote:blueNorange wrote:HarthorneWingo wrote:
That's right because - having played the game at a relatively high level and having been coached by an ex-MLB pitcher - I know that geeks like yourself who never played the game will therefore never full understand what the mental dynamics are like and the different permutations that players are confronted with during the course of a game. Yes, analytics are useful tools in baseball scouting. But knowledge of the game - of which you seem to have little - is more important. The down side to sabermatrics in baseball is that allows people like yourself to think they know something about the game when, in fact, they don't.
So I guess you want Sandy back, or hire a Sandy clone to replace him, because that's worked out so well for us. lol
if you actually had a clue(spoiler alert you don't) then you'd know sandy's thinking of how to construct a team isn't "new" anymore, it's old.
baseball has changed that sandy has a old school method. sandy only looked at obp and slugging, baseball is more than that now. a pioneer inspired many to improve an approach, and the mets are going backwards
the dodgers, astros, cubs, yankees, red sox are doing fine with new baseball approach. even tampa is great with their low salary, it's because their front office is top notch and knows talent that's not "the eye test".
so congrats on being an old timer that thinks their baseball was the best years, when in fact it wasn't.
Ok, so at least we established that you never played the game. Check.
With regarding to Yankees, Astros, Sox and Cubs, they're not doing anything special except drafting excellent baseball talent and making smart trades and FA signings. Nothing new to see here.
Why do you explain to me - chapter and verse - those specific differences in their "new scouting model" and how it led to changes in the specific players they chose to pursue and acquire. I want to learn EXACTLY how this new model has been implemented around baseball. I'll be waiting.
He's not going to tell you anything because he can't tell you anything.
Come on, young blorange, give your daddy back his account.