Originally Posted by dougdirt
I think baseball is at its all time highest talent level. Players are the best conditioned that they have been in history. Everyone is a better athlete now than they were due to dieting and a much better understanding of training.
I am with Rick on this one. To suggest that guys aren't as good of players now as they used to be is absolutely ridiculous.
If that's the case then AAA might beat it's best level talent wise, but if you allow the fact that other sports take more elite jocks then ever before and that organizations tend to leave their best prospects out of AAA then the argument that MLB and AAA has a wider gap then ever before might hold some water. The thrust of the debate centers on the talent level between the two leagues, not the total talent in the game.
I get to watch some AAA ball here in town, I don't see a close match, AAA ball is often awash in tweeners and studs, but a lot of tweeners.