Tuesday, September 1, 2015
FN's August Dalton Jones Average Rises Dramatically
63.8. The rise in the Index was fueled—mostly—by huge jumps in confidence with the team's offense and defense—with a modest rise in evaluations of starting pitching as well. For perspective, we need to keep in mind that—even with this jump in the Index score—it sits well below the normalized 100.0 level set at the start of the season. 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 pitching, relief pitching, total 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.