Lets all to rtgthree not being GM. Also, if you're going to qoute someome, at least ask them to elaborate instead of trying to show your "superior" baseball knowledge. You take so much posts out of context, its getting annoying. Just because we state something, that doesnt mean we're proclaiming to be experts. Please stop qouting me if you're just.going to write something out of context
Last edited by westside; 01-04-2013 at 01:58 PM.
Opinions are like !!!holes everyone has one! I dont agree with everyone on here and im sure everyone dont agree with thats why i like the site! I like the feedback and and different opinions!
There is an ignore function. Some disagree more strongly than others but I know for a fact that he's not the only that disagrees in that manner in terms of "twisting" things around.
Wondering if upton has any leverage to tell any team that trades for him, he will not sign an extension unless its with the braves! Not only will it be great for marketing but we will have young controlable after for 5 plus years all going into prime of there careers! Lineup will be scary good!
Upton has a no-trade list, so its some leverage.
I can ignore somone as good as the next guy. when the "twisting" gets involved, its super annoying. But hey, its a forum. Not trippin about it.
u didn't say your opinion is worth more than anyone else's. you're just giving it. same as the 'gurus' with their rankings. same as rtg. problem is, rtg sides with someone he agrees with (as we all do), and thinks he's right (as we all do) but has to belabor the point and misattribute everyone else. the only time i ever see anything he freakin types is when he's being quoted by someone. but whatever, i gave up a long time ago. rankings are only good (as with ANY # or judging system) when used alongside OTHER methods of analysis. i hate these stupid 'sabermetrics' and numbers hacks who think stats exist in a blackhole, outside of everything else. they act like they're so superior because we don't blindly buy into everything someone says about everyone because their interpretation of numbers is somehow more relevant than other opinions. it seems hypocritical to accuse westside of holding onto his opinion... that's only what rtg's doing.
i feel your pain, westside... i really do.
Last edited by chipurmunki; 01-05-2013 at 02:52 AM.
HAWKS 13 -- 14 PREMIERS
"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti...ffftt ffftt ffftt!"
So what else do we have to support a point of view regarding a prospect? As far as I know, nothing except our own opinions. There's the experts and there's us. That's about it. No other sources I can come up with...am I wrong? Which leaves us two logical alternatives, given that you say "screw expert rankings."
1) Our personal opinions are just as worthless as the expert ones. In which case the whole discussion is just pointless, since no one knows anything. If this is what you were trying to say, then I admittedly misinterpreted. If you do think this, though, this whole forum is pretty pointless.
2) Personal opinions are not worthless, and are thus superior to expert ones. And since you're the one asserting this viewpoint, it's not a huge leap to think that you consider your own prospect opinion among the valid ones. Or do you just think that GoBraves' is valid but not your own.
Basically what I'm getting at is this: if you invalidate expert rankings, what do you consider to be valid in such a debate? Either your own opinion or nothing at all, and either is problematic (as I outlined above).