Leave it up to the genius Greg Maddux to throw this one out there and leave it up to Bud Black to not believe it. Too fresh off the So-sha (much easier to spell it this way) ball perspective, in my eyes, Figgins just got even less valuable. I didn't think it was possible, but it is.
When Padres manager Bud Black first heard Maddux
say that only 17 percent of runners who steal
bases eventually score, he was skeptical. But
after digging deeper, it all made sense to him.
It might take sometime to unprogram Buddy, but it's clear he's learning from the professor.