Athletics Nation on the Brian Fuentes nonsense
The second sentence doesn't necessarily conflict with the first, but the sentiments seem rather inconsistent.
That's a quibble, though, because the more important question is: where's the evidence? Clubhouse chemistry and leadership aren't things we can measure directly, and they're hard to measure indirectly. We'd presumably want to rely on studies in psychology and group behavior. In the absence of time to digest or ability to understand literature like that, we have to leave all this "he lost the clubhouse" nonsense to one side and move on with our lives.
Billy Beane and the rest of the front office are in the best (only) position to make these calls. They are subject to certain biases, of course, but they have information that we do not have.
This leaves us with two choices:
You know which way I'm going on this.
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