Tuesday, July 1, 2014
June Dalton Jones Average Drops Three Points
76.4. This comes after a very similar drop (2.9 points) in May and a huge plunge (17.7 points) in April. This month's drop in the Index was almost totally due to falling levels of confidence in the team's offense. 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 solid bellwether of team performance.