Columnist says Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is using alternative facts to explain his team’s struggles in 2017

Bernie Miklasz, who covered the St. Louis Cardinals for 26 years, relies on advanced metrics to illustrate that the team’s manager, Mike Matheny, has incorrectly blamed younger players for problems in 2017.

Like White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Matheny has decided to blame the media for  spreading lies about this team’s problems.

Miklasz applies the metric Defensive Runs Saved to refute the alternative facts Matheny uses to explain the team’s challenges this past season.

Start learning more about advanced metrics, frequently referred to as sabermetrics (at least in baseball usage), that often reveal another way to understand sports performances.

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