Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187
I would THINK that almost every team does that. What bothers me is that there are some sabermetrics commentators out there who completely write off the intangibles or anything that can't really be quantified, such as when Keith Law or Bill James dismiss the idea of "clutch," or even Billy Beane at one point said he would be a better GM if he never saw players play the game. That is what irritates me. When you have guys who at least acknowledge that stats can only go so far, those are the people that are intesting to listen to.
This. I've never understood the extremist positions in this debate. People who ignore data analysis are stupid, but no worse than people who dismiss intangibles.