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Wow. People put their favorite bands on their resume?
My sense, based on my reading of the numbers, Trout was better than Cabrera. I also readily concede Zaidi and the people in the Oakland front office are a lot smarter than I am.
If you actually RTFA, you'll see that the conclusion is that by the A's model of player performance, Cabrera finished ahead of Trout for 2012. By a small amount, Zaidi emphasized - but ahead.
10 - maybe the idea is that you need to do something to standout in a sea of resumes? may have worked here...
Do they really? I think Poz used the words "more valuable", which makes me wonder if Zaidi was talking about something else.
I'm sure that's it, but when "Builds model trains" is appended to a resume that includes excellent grades in crazy schools, experience managing dozens of people or millions of dollars, starting companies, etc, a person obviously gunning for a job that pays $150,000+, it's hilarious to me. Of course because these are ultracompetitive types manny of the hobbies are probably overstated or insane: "climbed the tallest mountain on every continent," "world-ranked squash player," etc.
Would "Judith Durham and the Seekers" give my resumé an edge?
There are other considerations as well. My wife used to find that men in finance would often struggle for things to talk to her about in interviews. She added that she was a baseball fan to her resume and that gave them something light/personal to ask her about, and enabled her to develop the kind of rapport that comes more naturally for men in those type of interviews.
Are there still classifieds where the singers and guitarists that are looking for bassists and drummers list their three influential bands? "Drummer needed for power rock trio: Zeppelin, Cream, Nirvana." I'm worried that they've moved to Craigslist and now there's no need to condense the idea of the band's sound into so few words.
people would have begged liam and noel to get back together and play coachella or some such nonsense
Basically I could see the A's method giving Cabrera stronger defensive bonus than either version of War uses.(and as I like to point out in other threads, using replacement level of defense versus average helps Cabrera out more, same with baserunning)
But when it's all said and done, just looking at the traditional numbers, games played, positions played, defensive reputations and park adjustments, I just can't see how you can come up with Cabrera as more valuable. Forget War etc....they had roughly equivalent performance with the bat, Cabrera adds 20 games played vs better defense, elite baserunning, and tougher park to hit in.
It cannot make them different relative to each other.
Huh? If you are using replacement level instead of average for defense, you're just using a lower baseline. That would make Cabrera look better, but also makes Trout look better. It cannot make them different relative to each other.
"world-ranked squash player,"
Zaidi and I were talking about this when he told me something that I found utterly staggering. He said that Oakland’s objective model for measuring a player’s value — remember now, we are talking about the Oakland A’s, the Moneyball people, Jonah Hill and so on — found that Miguel Cabrera, NOT Mike Trout, was more valuable in 2012.
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