Outs shouldn't be sacrificed

New stat shows clubs' philosophy on spending baseball's ultimate currency

Originally Published: October 7, 2009
By Matt Meyers | ESPN The Magazine

While defending J.D. Drew during a recent radio interview, Red Sox GM Theo Epstein had the following to say about his right fielder: "He does the single most important thing you can do in baseball as an offensive player, and that's not make outs."