I asked you quite a few, but didn't see any answers.
The one I'd like answered the most is why Scioscia, whom you agreed with,
deployed both Mathis/Napoli when he could have used the better hitting Napoli full-time.
Do you think he was aware of the data favoring Mathis regarding over-whelming pitcher effectiveness and resulting team-loss records? If he doesn't value that, why play a .199 career hitter so often?
I appreciate the Woolker piece you posted, Boom, but have seen variations of it before. He tries to numerically quantify it via formulation. Problem is, and the article admits this, the comparisons are drawn using several catchers catching different pitchers from different teams employing different defenses.
You really have to dig to find credible examples where the criteria can be useful and properly measured. The Napoli/Mathis data is a great example. It consistently favors Mathis year to year.
You are formulating your opinion based on CERA articles that admit it (criteria of game-calling, etc.) lies below the threshold of detection. Well, much in life does, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I asked you several times to look at the data on the Catcher's relevance thread last year. You finally admitted you didn't. So, your opinion is being stated without ever acknowledging some pretty compelling information, which spanned 1000's of IP.
Had you read it, you'd understand why VMART, who openly stated he wants to catch FT, is now employed as a DH/PT receiver.
Here's another question: Why do you feel it's "overrated"? If articles admit the obscure conclusions can easily result from lack of info, resulting in alternative but inaccurate methods of measuring the phenomenon, then it's hardly over-rated. Perhaps understated. Definitely mis-understood. Because it's a hot topic on this board due to it's obvious importance to the team, that doesn't mean it's suddenly overrated.