Monday, June 2, 2014
Dalton Jones Average Drops 2.9 Points In May
79.4. This comes on the heels of a precipitous 17.7-point plunge in April. This month's drop in the Index was mostly fueled by waning levels of confidence in the team's offense and starting pitching. FenwayNation offers its readers this monthly assessment 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 initial 2014 preseason reading was normalized and set to 100.0 as the benchmark for the remainder of the year. FenwayNation readers from throughout the world can now '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 team performance.