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Cust-ulation and selective information presentation

I'm a little perplexed at the heavy adulation (cust-lation if you may) for the departed Jack Cust on AN.

We talk about the home runs, walks, strikeouts, defense (or lack of) but not often about his infuriating inability to make a constructive out or put the ball in play when needed. I'll bet the house that Matsui (however they numbers play out) is a much more professional hitter and will make whatever adjusts are needed within an at bat to give himself the best possible chance to succeed. I welcome the change...

 

The selective information presentation phenomenon is rearing it's head again in regards to Chris Carter's September call-up. Not from AN, but from the media. The same type of media types caught talking about Mark Ellis as an average defender last year (on the season preview shows) and still ask questions about Moneyball like they are the first. "Struggled" and "0-33" are sexy tag lines for Carter's debut. Nobody want's to take a deeper look into the next 30+ at bats to see a guy that was making adjustments, driving in runs, hitting for average and making very loud contact. To many pundits and not enough scholars...

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