Monday, August 3, 2015

July Dalton Jones Average Plummets Sharply

Participants in our Dalton Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) seem to have finally "given up the ghost". After another dismal month, the July DJIA fell dramatically (30.1 points) to 37.2. The drop in the Index was fueled—mostly—by very low levels of confidence in the team's starting pitching (a raw score of just 7.0—down precipitously from 34.2 in June). But, the July Index saw sharp drops in every metric measured. FenwayNation offers its readers this monthly reading of "The Mood Of The Nation" through our exclusive Dalton Jones Industrial Average—which 'crunches' all of those raw scores into a single Index Value. Named for the all-time Red Sox pinch-hit leader, the average is a composite index of four key metrics: starting pitchingrelief pitchingtotal offense and total defense. The editors invite readers from around the world to weigh in every month on the state of the team. The Index number—and its fluctuation up or down—has proven, over the years, to be a pretty accurate bellwether of actual team status.