Jayson Werth, who retired earlier this season, doesn't believe in the heavy use of sabermetrics to determine the paths of franchises.
"They've got all these super nerds, as I call them, in the front office that know nothing about baseball but they like to project numbers and project players," Werth said.
"... I think it's killing the game. It's to the point where just put computers out there. Just put laptops and what have you, just put them out there and let them play. We don't even need to go out there anymore. It's a joke."
Werth, 39, was playing at Triple-A Tacoma when he decided to hang up his cleats.
"When they come down, these kids from MIT or Stanford or Harvard, wherever they're from, they've never played baseball in their life," Werth said. "When they come down to talk about stuff like [shifts] ... should I just bunt it over there? They're like, 'No, don't do that. We don't want you to do that. We want you to hit a homer.' It's just not baseball to me.
"We're creating something that's not fun to watch. It's boring. You're turning players into robots. They've taken the human element out of the game."