Saturday, August 20, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, August 20, 2022 -- "TLR, IBB! WTF?"


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"The problem with not understanding count leverage, however, is real. La Russa, who was once as data-savvy as any manager in baseball, keeps making fundamental errors. It would be harsh to blame him for the disappointing Sox season -- injuries, Lucas Giolito, a failure to build depth are all bigger factors -- but it’s pretty clear that he’s not helping the team from the dugout."