If this nerd can help the Cubs, great, but I am only midly interested in him (no homo but as his role with the club)as opposed to people having "wet dreams" about this guy. Derek Johnson is a more exciting hire to me than Tom Tango.
Anything that improves this club, but I hope this nerd is worth his nerdiness in gold.
I agree with whoever suggested gooner should be the Director of R&D. The thought of measuring volatility has occurred to me, but there's no chance I would have ever been able to articulate it, let alone tinker with the idea of creating a model for it. Hopefully the Cubs are way ahead of us there, because that can certainly come in handy when mulling over a long term offer for a guy like Michael Bourn.