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  1. Phillies hire analytics guru, Amaro unsure it changes anything

    Nov 6, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT


    Upon finishing out 2013 with a 73-89 record, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. finally conceded the front office needed to begin incorporating analytics into personnel evaluations. Ladies and gentlemen, the future has arrived—better late than never.’s Todd Zolecki revealed the organization has tabbed Scott Freedman from Major League Baseball’s Labor Relations Department for…

  2. Amaro: Phillies front office will incorporate analytics into personnel evaluations

    Sep 30, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

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    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. didn’t need to tell anybody that he didn’t have a very good year. His team finished with the seventh-worst record in Major League Baseball at 73-89, 23 games out of first place in the same NL East the club once presided over for five consecutive seasons. Amaro accepted his…

  3. Larry Brown On Analytics: ‘They Just Don’t Work in Basketball’

    May 13, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT


    I am no stat geek, no sabermetrician. But I do like to think that I am an intelligent person who is very capable of realizing that in some instances, advanced statistics in sports can be used as a valuable tool in many settings. To what degree are they useful? The truth there is certainly open…

  4. Woj: Sixers Tap Houston’s Sam Hinkie to Be GM

    May 10, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

    According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have tapped Houston Rockets assistant GM Sam Hinkie to be the next GM. Here’s what Sports Illustrated had to say about Hinkie when he first emerged as a candidate in Philadelphia: A leader in the league’s analytics movement who has been the Rockets’ second-in-command behind general manager Daryl…