Thursday, March 20, 2008

The definition of poor logic

I'm hoping that the problem here is Paul Meyer mis-interpreting things but I don't get that impression. His article today starts like this:
Pirates management and staff often have cited this statistic this spring: 11-59.

That was the Pirates' record last season when they scored three or fewer runs in a game.


Last season, one more run meant a great deal. The Pirates were 57-35 when they scored four runs or more in a game.

Perhaps Sunday evening, as general manager Neal Huntington, manager John Russell and assorted coaches and minor-league staff met to decide on Monday's roster cuts, the group hit on an idea that could produce that much-needed extra run.

Nate McLouth and Nyjer Morgan, who all spring have competed for the starting center field job, could make the team's 25-man opening day roster and, on occasions, play in the same game.

The implication here is that playing Nate McLouth and Nyjer Morgan together will help the Pirates score more runs. Right, playing two center fielders and keeping Nady, Bay, or Doumit on the bench is going to be the cure to what ails the Pirates. Ugh.