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"I use Baseball Reference as much as anyone, but the thing about the Handbook is that you can just find things. If I want to know what Spencer Strider’s strikeout rate was last year, that’s three clicks away on any number of devices. If I am not looking for any specific piece of information, I can just flip open the Handbook and learn, oh, Andrew McCutchen is closing in on 2,000 hits and 300 homers. Huh, I didn’t remember Jake McGee pitched for three teams last year. Also, I’ve never heard of some of these guys."