The Hardball Times evaluates the “Productive Outs” stat now being used by ESPN–expect to get the hard sell from your local broadcaster soon. Anyway, a team’s tendency to make “productive outs” has a strong negative correlation with both scoring runs and winning. Apparently, getting on base and hitting for power are more effective ways of scoring runs than making outs. Truly shocking.
Do you think the Bush Administration will hire Buster Olney soon?