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"People who clearly have lacking knowledge of statistics will say that statistics can be tweaked in whatever way pleases and supports the statistician’s opinion. These people have insufficient knowledge of the sabermetric community. If I publish something incorrect or fabricated I fully expect to have Tom Tango or MGL or Rob Neyer or some other smart individual calling me out on it. The constant and immediate peer review is a fantastic and terrifying thing. "Look, you can argue that a day feels longer than 24 hours for as long as you want. That doesn’t make you anymore right. It doesn’t change that 24 hours being a day is a fact either. It just means your perspective is skewed on the subject for whatever reason. Perspective is the ultimate key when dealing with numbers. That’s why we use baselines, averages, and standard deviations. That’s why we have constant peer review. That’s why we don’t appeal to authority and that’s why we keep open minds." --R.J. Anderson

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Monday Rockpile: Rockies Need Offseason Shopping

While a new manager and parts of the coaching staff are certainly a high priority to replace, the team does have some needs still.

Monday Off Topic

Friday Rockpile: Wooden Gloves Need to Improve

The Rockies were one of the worst defensive teams in baseball. As easy as it is to put ALL of the blame on pitching when runs cross, the gloves have to do their part as well.

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CS Open Thread

Cardinals (1-0) @ Giants (0-1) @ 6PM MT on FOX Yankees (0-2) @ Tigers (2-0) @ 6PM MT on TBS

Monday Rockpile: AMart Proposes Baseball Heresy

The Rockies offseason has already seen some change, but this writer is already bored enough to propose sweeping changes to MLB.

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Friday DS Open Thread

Orioles (2-2) @ Yankees (2-2) @ 3:00PM MT on TBS Cardinals (2-2) @ Nationals (2-2) @ 6:30PM MT on TBS

Friday Rockpile: Rockies Manager Hunt Begins

The Rockies are leaning toward an in-house candidate, but are also looking at a few specific people outside of the organization.