Bill James on the P.K. Subban Trade

“[B]ad organizations will tend to project their weaknesses onto their best players, and ultimately will dwell not on what the player can do, but on what he can’t…The kid’s hitting .330, he’s got a little power but we’re still losing. If we’re losing he must not be doing all that well. He’s not a great outfielder or any kind of a baserunner, so he’s got to hit for more power.[..]”

–Bill James, “A History of Being a Kansas City Baseball Fan,” in The Bill James Baseball Abstract 1986


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