Monday, March 10, 2008

Book Touts are Meaningless

I received my copy of Baseball Prospectus 2008 in the mail today. It's a good read, but I take exception to one of the self-congratulations on the back cover:

"Baseball Prospectus 2007 correctly predicted...the decline of the Twins"

Now, the Twins chapter in BP2K7 isn't the most positive about the team's prospects, but PECOTA (which is programmed by the CEO of the company) said the Twins would win their division last year. If Minnesota had come out on top, would this year's back cover instead say that PECOTA nailed the 2007 Twins? Probably, and that's not kosher.

Come on guys, you're better than that.

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