The bunt is off in Detroit

Most of the teams with few sacrifice bunts are sabermetrically inclined, like the A's or Yankees. And there is Luis Pujols and the Detroit Tigers.

Originally Published: August 19, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Yesterday I was watching the Reds-Astros game and one of the Reds broadcasters -- who shall remain nameless because I like him -- suggested that Bob Boone subscribes to the "Billy Beane theory" of not wasting valuable outs on sacrifice bunts.

This came as a surprise to me, because when Boone managed the Royals a few years back, he loved the bunt. In 1996, Boone's last full season in Kansas City, the Royals led the American League with 66 sacrifice hits.

So I checked this season. And ...

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