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alabamabuckeye
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Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
No, I didn't just see/read Moneyball. Just wondering if there are specific teams that use it, besides the Rays.


TH03
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
Obviously the A's


A lot of teams use it in some form


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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
All of them


alabamabuckeye
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
I would think the Astros would be another


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Lsuhoohoo
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
A's
Rays
Astros
Cubs
Red Sox


barry
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
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All of them



Lester Earl
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
Bill James is on the Red Sox payroll


alabamabuckeye
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
Well I doubt the Yankees use it. Look at their roster.


barry
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
I'd say there are still a good 10-15 clubs that are still pretty old school, but all of them use advanced metrics to some degree. SF is a good example of a team that doesn't use much and has had success.
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alabamabuckeye
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
I always assumed it was a strategy employed by teams with small payrolls


Brian Wilson
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
Just about all of them use it in some form except for the Phillies.


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1ranter1
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
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Well I doubt the Yankees use it. Look at their roster


You clearly dont know what sabermetrics is


alabamabuckeye
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
I was making a joke about how old the Yankees are, and how they will probably have a bad year.


genro
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
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I always assumed it was a strategy employed by teams with small payrolls

This is certainly true in it being the driving force for those teams. But you said "in some form." Sabermetrics are now very well established, completely mainstream, and have proven to be fairly reliable indicators of a players' effectiveness.

They're just stats now. There's no team out there completely ignores the stats.
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alabamabuckeye
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
It's hard to believe that the scouting that was shown in Moneyball was actually how they did it. Unless that was just Hollywood dumbing it down?


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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
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Astros


I think they must have failed statistics.


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barry
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It's hard to believe that the scouting that was shown in Moneyball was actually how they did it. Unless that was just Hollywood dumbing it down?


What are you talking about? The way they talked? If so its a bit over the top but alot of it is true. Guys talk about guys swings, bodies, "makeup" etc


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broeho
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
All of them use sabermetrics. Some use them much more than others, but they all use them for sure.


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1ranter1
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
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I was making a joke about how old the Yankees are


No you weren't

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I always assumed it was a strategy employed by teams with small payrolls


And you can clearly see how all of the Yankees signings this offseason were influenced by sabermetics. They were going for guys that can get on base (when healthy). Youk, Hafner, Overbay. All guys that can work a count, work a pitcher, and get on base.

The use of stats is everywhere in baseball today. Whether it's defensive positioning, right/left platoons, or who to bring in from the pen. Every team uses it.


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Baloo
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re: Which MLB teams use sabermetrics in some form?
Every single one of them. So does every NBA, NFL, and NHL team. It's the extent to which they use advanced metrics, but all of them do.


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