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May 29, 2011

Ozzie Guillen is MLB’s second most traditional manager

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 29, 2011 2:30 pm

Peterson @ BTB:

There aren’t many stats for measuring managers, aside from raw win-loss totals. This is largely because most of the effects that a manager has are either difficult or outright impossible to quantify.Well, I don’t have a stat to help you assess managers, but I have come up with a junk stat that I think will at least tell us something about managers’ personalities. I call it the Traditional Managing Index, or TMI*, and it’s very simple. It consists of two statistics that can largely be attributed to managers:

TMI = sac bunts by position players + intentional walks

The higher a manager’s TMI, the more “old school” his in-game managing style is. Take a look at the TMI results for 2011 so far: …

Sacrifice bunts and intentional walks; no wonder Ozzie comes second. And I hate both…


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