#Hot Corner

Ruben Amaro in the year 2013 ...

Chris Trotman

This was a passage that appeared on the Philadelphia Daily News website on Monday:

Some of the upcoming changes could impact that decision-making. Slow to incorporate advanced statistics into their thinking – the Phillies seem to value RBI over OBP, for example – Amaro said the front office does plan to adjust their thinking this winter, although he said they’d be "pretty minor."

This is like a newspaper printing a story about a company thinking about canceling their Prodigy service to get on the rest of the World Wide Web. That's not even a hyperbolic comparison. You could probably plot the rise of OBP-awareness on a graph with residential Internet service, and the lines would be going in the same direction.

If someone from the team didn't call the Daily News and yell at them for the "seem to value" implication, there might be something wrong with the Phillies' front office. Don't want to get too crazy with the broad strokes, but I'm starting to wonder about the Phillies, everyone.

RBI. Come on.

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