In this post, I am going to duplicate a typical argument that attributes baseball success to analytics and prove why it is false. In fact, cash, combined with the application of analytics is what creates a championship team in 2017.
First a fallacy ridden argument:
In baseball, if you’re “high performing,” you’re winning. But, are analytics the cause of the success? Throughout this post, I’m going to use the example of the Chicago Cubs, to argue that yes, analytics is the leading cause of the high performance, and proof can be found in the transparency of their operations.
For organizations like the Chicago Cubs, this means the acquisition and retention of players (human resources) to win baseball games.