Another thing some stat experts do not think exist. How could they not. Human nature is part of the game, because humas play it. We are not stat lines. I wait tables for a living and if I worked around a bunch of pessimistic, egotistical servers than I simply would not want to be there as much, and my performance would ultimately suffer. On the other hand, if I worked around a bunch of bubbley, good hearted people who always carried smiles on their face it would make work more bearable/enjoyable and my performance would be better. I am not saying that everyone is the same way. But I would think the majority of people are. So why shoudn’t Darren Erstad have received a little mor epay because of his intangibles. If he was in fact as good a clubhouse guy than why did some criticize him as being the most overpaid player in the game. I guess one can’t put a price on human emotion, but if a GM thinks it is helping his team, then why not? Jeter is a leader. Ortiz is a fun loving guy. These qualities, in my opinion, have to boost his teammates performance at least a little bit. We have to put aside OBP and WHIP for a second and focus on the human aspect of the game. So yes, I believe in intangibles, they may be why Bonds never won a ring.