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The Marlins to. It's. Yet we work he you say you ER war. -- Yeah. -- a game like you've never seen it before from the inside. Each week former general manager Jim -- -- back room baseball with all the big name GMs players -- and agents. Get the inside scoop -- everything baseball only other GM corn. -- -- So matters we're gonna tell you how they use them that experts are gonna take what they are and shut -- up and Arizona Diamondbacks it's gonna take what -- this. Next the team. -- if they had GMs corner of the young -- and Arizona Diamondbacks Justin Upton. General managers today include Theo -- the Boston Red Sox. Jon Daniels from the Texas Rangers Dayton Moore from the get that they were -- it's just that -- with us today. Kevin Goldstein at baseball perspective and Dave Cameron for -- Justin all the snagged her it's have you and Matt Kemp of the two best young players in the National League. The only differences he has Rihanna. You know what if I play it play in LA might be data in you know. Not quite sure when -- Mulligan on that level could. We'll hear more from Justin later but for now here are your general managers. And what some of the statistics out there like oh -- and OBP whip. Look for. What type of fire trying to acquire. Yes it's -- stat that it's really. Just. Are quick dirty methods get a -- -- -- -- wide batting average is could be. All that. Matter what you want to make sure they're accurate and adjusted her for -- that. -- you newspaper Raptors -- four runs created huge. Code and respect for baseball prospectus and and a lot of the other out. And -- commonly available web sites and things that are out there. You know I wouldn't have warned that we too that's like our end all be all he he says -- -- well. I think our runs created -- -- higher -- are -- -- arm. Big shirt that all your filters aren't players adjusted for all are just speak. Contact -- why if you can't. Players just create. Do you use -- metrics and if so what they were metric statistics you. -- life. Like world war -- created. Certainly on base percentage. It is very important. -- this sort truly horrible but it isn't a better driver and learn yeah slower. -- bottom line you know pitcher you base runners off the based absent enough offense to put base runners out there that's the bottom line. In terms of scouting and statistics what percentage of scouting report to use what percentage of statistics. That means that they are well out. -- out there in the day but I gotta say is pretty. -- really relies heavily on our scouts. On the up and he generally look at the efficiency. Numbers aren't -- not rocket science. -- -- gas or flat out try to get -- -- wire. I'm always use statistics cheap holidays to -- We're used to order but maybe you are under current kick gave haven okay. My were traded the general manager was my first trade I traded Paul O'Neill to the New York Yankees for Puerto Kelly. The player we were getting we our total player that would hit for power run be able to throw and do everything on the baseball field. If I had no way that it back then Paul O'Neill would never been in New York Yankees. If you are that were used back in 1990 you would have been -- out to look at -- is having problems with -- -- Kelly defensively. If -- got to spend more time looking at that information and even with -- own eyes. Paul O'Neill would never been a Yankee in those world championship. Might not be paying Yankee Stadium. And now -- stat expert Kevin go team -- baseball prospectus and Dave Cameron from fan. Obama who worked for value over replacement player in what we're trying to do with two. Measure everything the player does offensively defensively. And make other little adjustment you have to make if you wouldn't. Baseball cards you -- numbers but there's all sorts of adjustments you have to make. -- -- make these adjustments and went the replacement player concept there. Goes back to the position -- aspect of baseball where as you know. I think it's 280 with fifteen home runs but that's a catcher that's a pretty good here. That's a left fielder due for something better yeah we have a specific. All all of -- ring that is the bill by Andy Mitchell lichtman a question mark Vincent Louis Cardinals for a little while. And essentially ultimate zone rating is attempting to measure outfielders value and runs above or below average compared to the players at his position so essentially. You take a guy who's got good range in the outfield and can run really far we don't care what they -- so much he's getting to balls in the gap and get into usually opens teams Aden runs and so Altman's -- recognition -- that for midfielders. I'd say he's that time out on the ground Nate McLouth went gold glove award with a Pittsburg pirate many people tell these one of the best event caterpillars in baseball. Watching a highlight after highlight like diving catches. But new wave statistics community are always said this is not a very good center fielder. Yeah McLaughlin yeah there was a negative fifteen which is now among the worst offense -- senator -- and baseball and released the following are starting to be fifteen on below average you should probably be considered. Moving for another position with the kind of guy who defensively to hold his own there are an Achilles there he's plus. My -- reports came back in they were the gold glove center fielder it didn't match up of the statistics -- what do we do. We sent out back out to watch him on every pitch. How do you calculate bat and the guys that won a gold glove in the nationally. I think that's one of the biggest problems -- gold -- -- worried about -- play. Did you well know -- -- about it in the 1980s DeVine and white. -- weight is. The book scouting level -- -- -- of the better that are it was a -- generations. And what was an amazing remarkable. Highlight play. Out Nate -- I don't want to kind of lives over -- reached his hand up and catches the ball well problem. More left fielder and our regularly in center fielder. Yeah go well for diving consistent guys don't have to dive for balls and get to the one movement outstanding those are good players that really helped their teams. Raped and for that you would you're statistics aren't just enough didn't you projected to June 2010. Just about them with the Diamondbacks best hitter left. Last year and nobody waited -- seven car -- if you order according to use the 38385390. Waited on base averaged 2122 year old guy and he's an above average defense right fielder that's. Super stardom -- -- worked for went six wins above replacement last edited by a full season. You know yeah that -- started well also I think we're looking at Upton is probably one of you. You best young talent in baseball. Are you also part of the new wave statistics do you follow any empathy and -- not -- baseball prospectus kind of stats. No I think that's that's crazy here Lipton. You know there. I'm used to in average runs RBI total base that's -- those. As I was lol I saw the game and -- -- and a statistical breakdown Justin Upton. Oh just -- guarded everybody loves them and we need is a rare combination of getting to the majors very young performing immediately in the big leagues. But for most historical comparable players to Justin Upton right now are out K line one Gonzales can grippy and -- here. This guy's going to be an MVP candidate for a long time. And the kids get credit but. Do you know that these stats. Have you paired. With guys like younger junior one it is our -- -- -- -- isn't there they've got these four in the words. And he's OBP AT unit yet why figures and they say you're going to be. -- -- I can from that point of view you have to. -- I don't understand it but you know they -- they -- learning categorize him as they can. You know -- that's the Pistons -- bat. He's certainly an explosive talent and all the statistics like them and -- this -- here we're like even when they are right -- to -- our team here and be true. When the scouting reports and the -- measurements match up at the same thing. Those things and he really had an all time. -- version a road to GM is with a younger general manager in the history of baseball. John Daniels and the Texas Rangers. I was a big Mets fan I have grown up in the the new York and early eighties and Watson waited all night 86 of the Gooden and strawberry and Carter Hernandez Lenny Dykstra -- wasn't taken. I wouldn't take stock tips from but I like watching him play -- -- Wilson Sid Fernandez darling you know. Coming out of college I didn't. Didn't necessarily think it was a a realistic goal and I didn't pursue it as Florida coming out as a otherwise -- -- didn't have a linebacker -- scouting background I was aware of they're all Dave Dombrowski attacks in the other guys that had. Extended pretty quickly but it seemed like it daunting -- I worked outside of baseball for a couple years ended up. Josh Byrnes army is that when he was the assistant in Colorado so as an intern. Severe out there and John. He gave you opportunity brought more than I deserved at that time 11 thing after another and when he stepped down after the 05 season on Knicks -- the opportunity. Fred Wilpon hall someday. And says John we've come to the Mets and help build the winner be going. Oh well here at Texas wants my mom would want the answer to that is BS I'm really excited we what we are going on here. The Red Sox in the US team did create their own stats software take a listen. You know -- Or regret very soft here are mindful of well -- is. And it actually you know and myself -- -- the Red Sox there the Carmine. My -- back then -- White Sox Dallas. -- the -- Not. Nevermind that. But -- New -- We'll look.