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08-16-2011, 06:20 PM
Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by vecens24 View Post
I'm sorry I totally didn't mean it in a why didn't he make it way. I meant more why should we believe he's capable of playing against these players on a consistent basis.
But that's basically the same thing. If he's a B-level player for example, as evidenced by his play against C- and D-level players in the minors, then there's no reason to believe he'd be anything but a B-level player when playing against A- and B-level players.

It's difficult to explain, I guess. The idea that he wouldn't be "capable" of being a B-level player because he was playing against A-levels rather than C-levels is what I'm objecting to.

He is what he is. Establishing whether he's a B-level or not is the question. Playing against A-level does not turn a B-level into a C-level.

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