Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry revealed Wednesday that the club is de-emphasizing its reliance on analytics in making major decisions.
Henry made his decision on analytics based on the team's poor results in three of the last four seasons.
"I spent at least two months sort of looking under the hood, and came to the conclusion that we needed to make changes," Henry said. "One of the things that we've done — and I'm fully accountable for this — is we have perhaps overly relied on numbers, and there were a whole host of things.
"We have a very hands-on president of baseball operations [Dave Dombrowski] and a general manager [Mike Hazen] who worked extremely well together. We have made significant changes. The biggest thing is players on the field have to perform."