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Ideas From the Fringe – Lineup Optimization

Ideas From the Fringe – Lineup Optimization

Oftentimes, things are divided between "old school" and "new school" when it comes to baseball strategies.  This is one of those times.

The Pirates are managed by Clint Hurdle who is a folksy-speaking, cliche-spewing, dirt-in-the-uniform guy.  He has control of the clubhouse and, along with his staff, have the Pittsburgh Pirates playing winning baseball deep into the season.

The Pirates have a general manager in Neal Huntington that is also a lifelong baseball guy, but he embraces the statistical, as well as the scouting side of baseball.  His love of numbers and stats is so great that it spawned this stat bouillabaisse of a quote at his introductory press conference in November 2007:
We are going to utilize several objective measures of player performance to evaluate and develop players...

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