A fellow named Avkash Patel has devised a simple yet meaninful new statistic that measures offensive patience at his Mets-related web page, Raindrops. I'm sorry that I didn't link the article earlier, but it has received rave reviews in the blogging community. Jay Jaffe does a great job of sorting out Patel's theory. I'm afraid that writing about performance analysis is not my strength--though I still enjoy reading about it--so I prefer to pass you along to someone who can.
Jay is just about to go on the DL himself. He has a torn labrum in his shoulder and is going under the knife next week. Stop by and wish one of the best baseball bloggers well.