Maybe I'm misreading this but it seems to me GIK could not have been more clear. After reading through over 50 posts on the subject, the decision's already made:
I understand how some of you guys feel in your desire for such a forum, but IMO, it is not necessary. Those conversations are baseball discussions, which can take place in the standard baseball forums. It also causes our staff to read nearly every thread and then have to decide if it includes sabermetrics, then move it. Honestly I don't see it as a necessity.