Ummmmmmm, no. Someone debated with me, saying that OBP was now widely accepted and I am giving a good example of proof that it has not been widely accepted.
it HAS been widely accpeted. the only reason the Jays had so many hitters with terrible OBP is because Jays management before AA was terrible. AA took over and now many of those gusy are gone or benched, and have been replaced by the guys you mentioned.
And guess what? That old management team (J. P. Ricciardi and Co.) is basically out of baseball specifically because they DIDNT adapt to the "moneyball" strategy. and obviously AA was brought in to lead the team because he DOES know how to play "moneyball" ie exploit market inefficiencies.
If your example held any water then the low OBP players would have stayed the same even under new management. You totally undermined your own argument.