Tampa Rejects Results Based Analysis
From Rays GM Andrew Friedman, on the necessity to make a deadline deal to avoid criticism if they don’t hang on and win the division:
Friedman, however, dismissed that sort of pre-emptive second-guessing as “outcome-based instead of the process,” saying the Rays need to figure out now how they would fill potential holes in the coming months and move accordingly.
Outcome-based, results based, call it what you want – Tampa clearly understands that good organizations implement a process based on logic and reason and don’t diverge from that to satisfy the desires of those who don’t understand why results based analysis is stupid.
The media might not understand why Tampa is winning, but it’s the natural byproduct of an organization who put an intelligent plan into place.