More Jayson Werth news, as the former Phils outfielder is apparently not a fan of analytics, which he believes is ruining baseball.
I understand Werth’s feelings, but I think he’s wrong about analytics hurting baseball. I also found his comments about “super nerds” to be somewhat unfair, as I’m sure many of the people whose metrics he’s maligning played competitive baseball at some point in their lives (though probably not professionally) and know a lot about the game.
I’d be interested in knowing what Jayson thinks of the former players who’ve wholeheartedly embraced analytics. Does he think Gabe Kapler, Aaron Boone and Alex Cora also know nothing about baseball?