By Marc Topkin, Times Staff Writer
Thursday, August 2, 2012
ST. PETERSBURG — Carlos Peña gets the new math.An educated and deep-thinking man, Peña has learned to accept, embrace, even welcome the advanced analysis — espoused by Rays manager Joe Maddon, among others — that discounts the value of basic statistics and determines success via different metrics.But that won't make it any easier when Peña walks to the plate tonight at Tropicana Field and looks up at the scoreboard to see his batting average: .198."Ooof, it's hard, my brother," Peña said. "It...
Published By: St. Pete Times - Thursday, 2 August, 2012