September 18, 2013 2:19 PM

Complexity and Adrian Gonzalez

PHOENIX -- Had a fantastic conversation with Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy on Tuesday -- then again, as Jack Nicholson once said of grave danger, “is there another kind?” Brandon is obviously one of the more fascinating thinkers in the game. I’ll have much more of our talk on Friday in my NBC Big Read on the Los Angeles Dodgers, but one little side road of the conversation was about the hopelessness of trying to quantify the billions of infinitesimal variables that make up baseball.For instance, Brandon was saying -- you have two baseball players of equal physical talent

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