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Yeah, pretty ridiculous. He also posted a .235/.381 split in Spring Training, FWIW.
Are you kidding?
I'm assuming you missed his 2005 and 2006 seasons, where his MORP would have been around -$2,000,000 (that's right, negative). Guzman is just making up for all the money he cost the Nats the previous three years.
What is Bowden guilty of? How about 11 losing seasons out of 15 as a GM? Or just simply being the GM of the worst team in baseball.
He doesn\'t need to be implicated in the skimming scandal to justify losing his job.
I agree it\'s possible to measure statistics, but it is very difficult, and will require an approach completely different to baseball. With baseball there are 9 set positions, in football there\'s 11 positions, but none of them set. A team can play any number of formations ranging from 3 to 6 defensive players or 1 to 6 attacking players. Then there are players like Steven Gerrard who do it all, track back often to defend, but move forward while attacking. Players who don\'t match Gerrard\'s style of play are not necessarily inferior players, they just have a different style of play. So perhaps if you could categorize every player into a different style of play and position, so you be headed somewhere.
Despite these problems, there are easy areas for improvement in statistical analysis, such as evaluating the players best in the air: how often they win headers; how accurate they are in passing the ball to other teammates; efficiency in scoring goals by a header on a set piece, corner or cross; etc. Evaluating players\' effectiveness at taking corners, set pieces and crosses; how often the ball reaches a teammate or is put on goal. Goalkeeper effectiveness and so on.
I disagree Scotty. We all know Santana, Peavy, Sabathia and others are all great, but Marc does a really good job of exploring those guys who you normally wouldn\'t be aware of. Maholm, Lannan and Wellemeyer could very well be solid picks next year to round out your pitching staff (you can\'t have a stuff full of aces), and I appreciate Marc not just sticking to the big name players who get all the attention. Keep up the good work.