Originally Posted by kpresidente
You should post their ML rank. Raising payroll doesn't do you any good if everybody else raises theirs the same.
I see your point, honestly I got a bit confused on what the rankings were ranking over at ESPN, whether it was runs, OPS, OBP, SLG etc.
What I was trying to do with the payroll this time around vs complaining about it and so forth, was that I was trying to line up the dollars next to the outcomes and performance to get some kind of idea what those dollar amounts were buying the Reds in the past seasons.
I am trying to see if they are buying basically the same OPS, OBP, SLG even if the names change, but do the numbers for the same dollars etc. Might be a bad idea.
Of course we think they could have done better with the money they had, but then, maybe they could have, and maybe they couldn't. Not sure anymore.
Besides I thought that maybe some others might add some better insights to interpreting that grouping.
I wasn't trying to blow any smoke up anyones skirts with those numbers, I was just trying to paint an accurate picture of where they have been, where they are, and where they might be going.