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11-18-2012, 12:03 AM
Roy S
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Originally Posted by Winger98 View Post
You don't think players put a value on defense and baserunning? I think players have a pretty good idea of what to think of other players, though they understand it and express it on a different level than number crunchers. When you play, you have a different appreciation for what's going on and for what someone is, or isn't, doing.
No, I don't think they can analyze a player's performance over the course of a season better than front office executives who spend all their time doing that. I don't think it is even remotely close and that doesn't even make sense to me.

An appeal to an authorify is a fallacy anyway. But if people are going to use that, though, then I'd take a front office execs opinion (and all the stats and scouts insight that comes with it) over what managers and players think. I don't see how that is even a debate- front office execs are just much smarter and more well informed about players performance; it's what they do and why GM's get paid millions of dollars.

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