Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Slate understands sabermetrics

Great, great article on Slate explaining the sabermetric view of Derek Jeter's defense. Tango is quoted, as is his amazing Hardball Times study on Jeter's fielding (which I think can be found in the printed book only).

I'm not sure why there are so few mainstream articles discussing sabermetric findings ... my theory is that old-school sportswriters aren't interested in objective knowledge, so these articles have to come from outside. And there aren't that many "outside" writers about sports.

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