Spring training is just a few days old, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins has already sounded off about his dislike for sabermetrics.
New York Mets manager Terry Collins is 67 years old. He’s been around the game of baseball for quite some time now, and views himself as an “old school” kind of guy. That being said, he’s had enough of sabermetrics, advanced statistics, etc.,
I’m not going to sit there today and look at all of these (expletive) numbers and try to predict this guy is going to be a great player. OPS this. OPS that. GPS. LCSs. DSDs. You know who has good numbers? Good (expletive) players
Good for TC. He managed his way to the World Series last year, regardless of what stats were or were not available to him. To be fair, the front office is generally more involved with sabermetrics and the like when constructing a roster. Collins’s job is to have a feel for the game.
Advanced stats are an interesting way of evaluating a player and have more value to some managers, executives, and scouts than others.
For now, let’s just allow TC to do his thing; he’s more than earned it.