Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, August 25, 2011

BtB: Q&A with SaberWizard Tom Tango

On the other hand, if there is one misconception that the average saberguy doesn’t quite understand, what would it be?

That there’s uncertainty in whatever we do, so only defend what you do as far as the numbers allow.

Other than the coming Field F/x, what territory is most ripe for analytical improvement?

Any of the SportVision or Trackman data, really, as its the one place where you will get convergence on performance analysis and scouting observations.  And that will be the pinnacle of sabermetrics.

Last, I’m pretty sure I’ve read you saying that it doesn’t matter if Sabermetrics goes mainstream. Considering we’re seeing the adoption of WAR on mainstream ESPN broadcasts now, is there any danger if it does?

Danger?  I suppose the mainstream didn’t appreciate the biases in RBIs, and I suppose they won’t appreciate the biases in OPS either.  The danger will always be present, no matter what gets adopted.

Thanks to El Zorzal.

Repoz Posted: August 25, 2011 at 12:48 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: business, history, media, projections, sabermetrics, site news

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Addison Russell T. Davies (chris h.) Posted: August 25, 2011 at 03:03 PM (#3908667)
Consider this an opportunity for either meaningful discussion or snark.
   2. Fresh Prince of Belisle Posted: August 25, 2011 at 03:55 PM (#3908708)
I'm kinda disappointed that Tango didn't keep writing for ESPN. There are a lot more saber writers in the mainstream than they used to be, but generally speaking, they're not usually the down-in-the-trenches guys that can do the math stuff themselves. I guess Szymborski straddles the line and Sean Forman too but the latter doesn't really write too much. Would have been nice to see more Tango doing mainstream things but with his excellent research skills.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BDC
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2018 Nov 12 - Why Voting Is Like Baseball (Hint: Both Matter)
(325 - 2:38am, Nov 14)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogMLB owners expected to unanimously approve extension for Rob Manfred next week, report says
(24 - 1:15am, Nov 14)
Last: Greg Pope

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(2308 - 12:29am, Nov 14)
Last: Chokeland Bill

NewsblogDodgers pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu is only MLB player to accept $17.9M qualifying offer for 2019
(41 - 12:27am, Nov 14)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread (2018-19 season kickoff edition)
(2191 - 11:59pm, Nov 13)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogNYPost: Why Mets may be in hurry to reach David Wright settlement
(21 - 11:01pm, Nov 13)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Chicago White Sox
(33 - 10:51pm, Nov 13)
Last: SoSH U at work

Newsblog2018 Manager of the Year winners | MLB.com
(8 - 10:34pm, Nov 13)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogAngels' Shohei Ohtani Wins AL Rookie Of The Year Award
(48 - 9:54pm, Nov 13)
Last: cardsfanboy

Hall of MeritMock 2018 Today’s Game Hall of Fame Ballot
(33 - 8:56pm, Nov 13)
Last: Willie Mays Hayes

NewsblogOT - November* 2018 College Football thread
(183 - 8:30pm, Nov 13)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogOlney: Cubs Open to Trading Bryant
(18 - 8:21pm, Nov 13)
Last: bfan

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-13-2018
(17 - 7:26pm, Nov 13)
Last: KJOK

NewsblogRonald Acuna wins NL Rookie of the Year
(8 - 7:17pm, Nov 13)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogLorena Martin levels accusations of racism against Mariners | The News Tribune
(83 - 7:13pm, Nov 13)
Last: Greg K

Page rendered in 0.2149 seconds
46 querie(s) executed