Friday, January 07, 2005

Friday Afternoon Reading

Here's some reading material for your weekend.

Beer and tacos meet!

For those of you who aren't Baseball Prospectus readers, "beer and tacos" is an analogy that Joe Sheehan uses to say that scouts and stats aren't mutually exclusive. Any team that intentionally punts one side of the ledger in favor of the other is doing themselves a disservice. The two disciplines compliment each other. I've said for two years now that stats tell you how a player performs and scouts tell you why a player performs that way. You have to have both.

Larry Mahnken goes off on his Yankees

It's just hilarious.

And Aaron Gleeman goes off on the HOF

In case you were curious, my imaginary HOF ballot had Wade Boggs, Ryan Sandberg, Goose Gossage, and Bert Blyleven on it.

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