Found March 14, 2014 on The Victory Formation:
As baseball analytics have evolved and grown at an exponential pace over the last decade, unprecedented amounts of data have been collected by teams. At the same time, as sabermetrics gained more mainstream legitimacy, sabr skeptics have changed their counter arguments. The fancy newfangled maths aren’t illegitimate, but rather there is simply too much information […]Continue reading...

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