James has drawn a lot of ire by pointing out the value of the "average" player and by pointing out that what has been defined as "average" in the stats community is actually well above average. A lot of people here were hot for Orlando Hudson last year and many of the folks who'd like to see Denorfia get the CF job hold that opinion because they see the value of an average hitter with a good glove at that position.
Originally Posted by RFS62
Unrealistic expectations up and down our roster drive this board.
My take is that unrealistically high expectations from folks trying to rationalize each and every move the team makes is what drives this board. I doubt there's a move the team could make which wouldn't be greeted as a step in the right direction by the majority of posters. Certainly every Redszone poll I've ever seen taken on various signing or trade has fallen in favor of the Reds having made the right move.