Where do sports stats end?

Experts, team execs debate limits of metrics at MIT conference

Updated: March 7, 2010, 3:58 PM ET
By Brian MacPherson | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Don't count St. Louis Cardinals assistant general manager John Abbamondi among those excited about the new developments in baseball teams' ability to chart defense -- but it's not for the reason you might think.

The advent of Hit f/x and Field f/x technology has a chance to change the way teams evaluate defense. Batted balls can be measured by speed and direction. Player positioning and field factors can be taken into consideration. Aspects of baseball once considered beyond measurement ...

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