November 19, 2008

FJM Exit Interview

Deadspin interviews the FJM trio.

Michael Schur aka Ken Tremendous:
The thing that always drove our faux-righteous anger on the site was how gosh darn common-sensical this stuff is. You don't have to be a genius to understand why OBP is a better measure of a hitter's worth than BA, or why OPS+ is more valuable than OPS. You just have to care enough to learn why. Which takes about eight seconds.

Also, I wanted to write a post about how Kevin Youkilis was probably more valuable (to the Sox, in the AL, in general) than Dustin Pedroia, but I never found the time. Tony Massarotti "goes there" in his Globe column, though he uses far fewer numbers than I would have.

1 comment:

andy said...

Numbers, yes. But the little guy fires up this team and along with his stellar numbers, he is the Most Valuable.