Re: Point - Counterpoint
The strike out thing has been done to death, but I do agree that if lack of contact is the reason a player is not hitting then its a problem. If a player hits anyway but still strikes out, I see no issue.
The key phrase in the players over 30 idea is "when used properly." I think some on here transfer improper use of a player to hatred for that player.
Fuzzy clubhouse stuff is very important. Most knowledgeable fans can come up with acceptable strategy, but it doesn't make them managers.
The comment about potential is very true. That is why it is so important to stockpile guys with it. Eventually some one pans out and you have an answer at a spot for years. Teams that struggle don't have enough of these to overcome the wash-outs.