Almost Cooperstown

Ep. 229 - Does Baseball Go By The Numbers TOO Often?

October 14, 2021 Gordon Kolier & Mark Kolier Season 2 Episode 29
Almost Cooperstown
Ep. 229 - Does Baseball Go By The Numbers TOO Often?
Show Notes

Data analytics are critical to MLB teams being successful.  This can be seen in the seemingly constant use of the infield shift.  But surely every decision cannot be made on the basis of numbers and probabilities.  In game 7 of the 2020 World Series Tampa manager Kevin Cash removed Blake Snell to the delight of the Dodger dugout.  We all know what happened after that. 

When can hunches and feelings be used on the part of managers?  Players?  We talk about numbers from this season as well as some important seasons of the past. 

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