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Off-season madness the 2nd: Jays get Reyes, Johnson, Buehrle, Bonifacio
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11-12-2012, 05:24 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Originally Posted by
Faidh ar Rud Eigin
This is probably the most irritable thing about these boards, the armchair scouts/GMs who will unrelentlingly bash a player because someone on fangraphs wrote something about it or their advanced stats aren't good. Arencibia is far better than people here give him credit for and I am quite happy that no one like that works for the Jays. Stop using sabametrics as the only thing that matters, because it doesn't, and never will.
The beauty about advanced statistics and studies is that they are objectively true, unlike the opinions of armchair scouts, and posters like you who believe they have insight into the opinions of professional major league executives.
Fun fact, the writer of the pitch framing data that I linked above was hired as a front office executive of Tampa Bay in their analytic department. The same data that ranks J.P. Arencibia as an inefficient, and below average defensive catcher.
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