Numbers don’t negotiate.
Numbers are reliable.
Numbers are predictable.
Numbers don’t waiver.
Numbers don’t change.
Numbers are quantifiable.
Numbers can prove anything.
The problem is that many bloggers and sabermetricians are using numbers on people!
I heard “Jamie Carroll was a bad signing because…..” Silly boy! You are trusting numbers. The guy is a” people”.
People of all things cannot be defined by numbers… BECAUSE PEOPLE CHANGE!
People aren’t absolute.
People aren’t reliable.
People aren’t predictable.
Using a number to quantify a people isn’t always a good thing.
Maybe it’s right 50% of the time. So is random chance.
I read all the numbers. I buy Bill James and Baseball Prospectus.
I just realize that while numbers don’t lie, things happen outside of baseball and inside of baseball that affect how a people plays – both to the good or the bad.
Enjoy the numbers, but don’t worship them. You will be disappointed.
Yesterday didn’t happen. 3:05 PDT Game Time Today. Catch it on MLB.com. I’ll give you a hint – Ely’s coming!