Posted by tecwrg on 8/29/2013 2:43:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 8/29/2013 2:07:00 PM (view original):Well you certainly seem to be locked in to the idea that Henderson "added value with his glove" because of your inability to apply appropriate context and understanding to certain defensive stats, and a throwaway comment by MikeT, despite ample evidence to the contrary.
What exactly am I locked in on?
Feel free to make the argument that Mattingly was better in 1985. It will rest on 50ish points of slugging.
My entire point is that the 50 points of slugging is not nearly as valuable as Henderson's 50 point lead in OBP, Henderson's defensive value, and Henderson's base running.
That looks like the opposite of tunnel vision. I'm considering the entire contributions of both players. You're trying to double and triple count SLG and ignore everything else.
Critical thinking isn't part of your skill set.
critical thinking = maybe, maybe not, benefit of the doubt is both given to FRAA and dumb sportswriters, maybe.
critical thinking = guessing when maybes fail
critical thinking = criticizing a maybe not is traumatic and shocking to the maybe family, living on the brain-wave highway adjacent to ambivalent city.
critical thinking = when equations add up to solutions that slap everybody in the forum
critical thinking = there couldn't possibly be 5 aspects to critical thinking, maybe.