Thursday, November 13, 2008

Maybe we should have kept Jack Z.

From the USS Mariner.

I just returned from the season ticket holder luncheon with Dave Niehaus and Jack Zduriencik... ...The most interesting thing he had to say all afternoon was in response to the question about how he planned to incorporate sabermetrics and modern analytical methods into the Mariner organization. He said that he is forming the Mariners “Department of Baseball Research,” and he plans to staff it with sabermetricians. That department would be responsible for making sure that decision making at every level of the organization, including decisions made in the dugout, were based on all the available information, including all the statistical information. Jack got one of the biggest ovations he got all day for this answer.

Do the Brewers have anything like this? I'm assuming they don't.


E.S.K. said...

They had one guys last year, I believe, and his influence lasted about a month.

tracker said...

Fuck that pointy-head shit. They had Yost's gut.

PaulNoonan said...

I wonder if I can get a job there.