[quote name='h2oface'][quote name='Brock Beauchamp'][quote name='h2oface']
Nobody but the Phillies, I guess.
I have my own opinion of this ........ and just used the particular article as an example of an article, and not a comment. I wish I had not included it, because it is clouding what I am saying, and is insignificant in that regard. I am not putting stock in anything except my own opinion here and could care less what Cameron thinks (but I did read it, like many others I read, and didn't really mean to have anyone perceive I was putting "stock" in it); I think Ryan could have done better on the Span deal, and I do have high expectations, call them ridiculous if you like, for the GM of my favorite team - always. I do expect The GM to make good deals like the Revere - Worley/Mays deal, and do it consistently. I have no idea what ROFLCOPTER means, but if it is text speak...... beware of the site police. The only "Holy Grail" I identify with is Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
I am happy for you that you are satisfied with the Span trade. I really wish I could be. I hope "The Hope" pans out, as we all do. Even if it does, I think the deal demanded more return.[/QUOTE]
So unless the GM of the Twins robs the opposition blind on every trade and then steals his lunch money, he's doing a bad job?
I'd hate to watch sports with that attitude. How do you not hate every single inning of the game with expectations that completely unreasonable? And why watch at all? Masochism?
And the Phillies didn't give up a young starter with upside. They gave up a slightly battered young starter that projects as a #3, tops. Is that what you wanted? A mediocre pitcher with little or no upside?[/QUOTE]
I have tried to discuss with you my opinion, and reasons for it, and have no problem with your disagreement. I even said I am happy for you. I also think Worley has great future, and was quite impressed with his rookie partial year in 2011. From the get go, I told you I am not out to change your mind. I don't feel that the Phillies were robbed, but you can if you like. That will not lead me to get into labeling you and disparaging you personally for your opinion. G'day.[/QUOTE]
Stated with grace and respectful aplomb. Well done.
In the context of this site, one must occasionally refer to the TD credo at the upper left corner of this page:Independent. In-depth. Irreverent. Individuals.
Sabrematricians are very, very sure of themselves and it makes for good business in raising your hits to your webblog.
To paraphrase Bierce, what's the point of writing if you can't make someone mad?
The problem I have is with the guys like Keith Law who think they have broken the code to the secret of baseball success and then only come up with results like this:
$1 Bet Yield for MLB Pundits (2009-2011 Preseason Predictions)
[TD="width: 350"]2012 WS Pick
|Jim Caple (ESPN)||$.056||$4.43||$0.15||$1.71||LA Angels|
|Jayson Stark (ESPN)||$2.01||$0.45||$0.76||$1.07||Detroit|
|Peter Pascarelli (ESPN)||$1.89||$0.55||$0.61||$1.02||Detroit|
|Pedro Gomez (ESPN)||$1.35||$1.34||$0.15||$0.95||LA Angels|
|Buster Olney (ESPN)||$2.01||$0.45||$0.27||$.091||Tampa Bay|
|Joe Lemire (SI)||$1.62||$0.45||$0.42||$0.83||Texas|
|Ted Keith (SI)||$1.22||$0.82||$0.42||$0.82||Yankees|
|Ben Reiter (SI)||$0.82||$0.78||$0.51||$0.70||Texas|
|Albert Chen (SI)||$0.00||$1.39||$0.58||$0.66||Texas|
|Eric Karabell (ESPN)||$1.51||$0.17||$0.15||$0.61||Philadelphia|
|Tom Verducci (ESPN)||$1.04||$0.45||$0.15||$0.55||LA Angels|
|Keith Law (ESPN)||$0.27||$0.78||$0.42||$0.49||Texas|
|Orel Hershiser (ESPN)||$0.82||$0.17||$0.42||$0.47||Tampa Bay|
|Jerry Crasnick (ESPN)||$0.82||$0.17||$0.15||$0.38||Texas|
Edited by jokin, 07 December 2012 - 11:30 PM.