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October 7, 2011

Kenny Williams, Robin Ventura, and sabermetrics

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 7, 2011 2:05 am
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Mark Gonzales:

Williams, meanwhile, spent more than six minutes stressing why Ventura was the right guy for the job and wasn’t hired because he was a fan favorite as a player.Williams said he sought a candidate who possessed a passion for the city and the organization, the ability to lead veterans as well as youngsters, enforce discipline as well as display a sense of humor and show a familiarity with the minor league instruction.

In addition, Williams said he wanted a manager who wasn’t afraid to express his beliefs even if they didn’t conform to those of the staff, as well as to bring an old-school attitude with an open-mindedness toward sabermetrics in evaluations.

Not Tom Tango but better than:

Guillen also didn’t care for sabermetrics, and many of the Sox’s number crunchers avoided the dugout during pregame batting practice, which used to be their hangout in previous years.

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1 Comment »

  1. […] many other things, would demonstrate "an open-mindedness toward sabermetrics in evaluations". ¬†As Wiz reminded at SBT, that's a lot friendlier than Ozzie's […]

    Pingback by Ventura aftermath | White Sox Observer — October 8, 2011 @ October 8, 2011 2:49 am | Reply


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