Apparently, Tom "The Tiger" Tango thinks I'm a moron (and he's probably right) for the way I broke down FIP. Click Here for the comments
First, I want to say that I do agree that he is justified in wanting to stay away from things that are opinion when dealing with something that we can measure. However, I thought the idea of creating stats like FIP was to measure (as accurately as possible) how good a pitcher really is, without the effect of his defense. Treating a ball that is smashed off the wall the same as an infield single that gets bobbled does not accomplish this to the best of our means. No matter how many times he says, "its a feature, not a bug"; I'm going to think he's wrong.