Friday, May 31, 2013

Dalton Jones Average Erodes Slightly In May

Despite the Red Sox being in first place, FenwayNation's Dalton Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) experienced a drop in May—sliding 9.2 points to 113.0. The drop in the Index was fueled mostly by declining confidence in both starting and relief pitching and overall offense. Panel members were most confident in the team's defense in May (raw score of 77.5). It should be noted that the Index score is still significantly above the pre-season normalized reading of 100.0. FenwayNation offers its readers this monthly reading of "The Mood Of The Nation" through our exclusive Dalton Jones Industrial Average. Named for the all-time Red Sox pinch-hit leader, the average is a composite index of four key metrics: starting pitching, relief pitching, total offense and total defense. The editors of FenwayNation have selected a panel of readers from throughout the world to weigh in every month on the state of the Carmine Hose. The Index number—and its fluctuation up or down—has proven, over the years, to be an accurate bellwether of actual performance.