Re: Metrics mania.
posted at 4/14/2013 10:02 PM EDT
In response to RedSoxKimmi's comment:
This thread makes me sad. Very, very sad.
It shouldn't make you sad. It's the natural order of things. BB is like a microcosm of life. There are a million stats out there every day telling you what to do. And to varying degrees, some people will read them and take them to heart, and some will read them and ignore them, at their own risk.
This, of course, is only baseball, but do you think any of the people that do well in our fantasy leagues ignores these stas?
If fantasy BB was real life, then the people that were well-versed in the latest stats would have all the money, and the ones that went by the back of the baseball card stats, would have none.
And I'm not saying that as an expert. I try to keep up, but there are younger people who started off with OPS+, wOBA, etc., and are now graduating to advanced metrics.
The only thing that keeps me going is the ability to understand that I don't understand the new stuff, and the acknowledgement of the fact that, just because I don't understand, doesn't make it meaningless.