I'm a member of the "new school," that typically looks hard at sabermetrics as a form of player evaluation and takes issue with those inside the game who don't. Dayton Moore and Ed Wade are the two easiest targets in baseball front offices for sabermetric scorn, but the Mets' Omar Minaya is pretty close. Then again, nobody likes Minaya these days; at least, I don't think many Mets fans do (as an A's fan, I wouldn't know). Heck, I just blasted his Rule 5 pick, Carlos Monasterios, in my last article. But, for one night, I'm going to give the man some props. Why? Because yesterday, he signed Clint Everts to a one-year deal for the major league minimum. Who? If you've read Moneyball , you may remember Everts; he went fifth overall in that draft to the Expos.á That, uh, didn't work out. It's n ...
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