Found May 13, 2013 on NESN.com:
Derek Lowe is about to turn 40 years old, is clearly on the downside of his career, and, to hear him tell it, baseball’s newfangled obsession with advanced metrics is only making it harder for him to find work. On Saturday, the now-Rangers relief pitcher expounded to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about his strong dislike of sabermetrics. According to Davison, what began as a yes-or-no question to Lowe turned into a six-minute lecture about the failures of applying math in baseball. Lowe says that analytics don’t take into account the “human element” of baseball, and, at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is wins and losses and players absolutely don’t pay attention to such statistics. He also says that metrics have made it harder for him to find a gig in the big leagues. “If you pump my numbers into the system compared to, let’s say, Tanner Scheppers, of course his stuff is going to outscore my stuff, I’m not naive,” Lowe said. “He’s a young kid who throw...
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