Originally Posted by mdccclxix
for endlessly circular conversation/debate on the Rolen trade, please see "Losing Stewart Really Hurts..." somewhere on this board.
Who is Sickels anyway? Does he get to see all these players, make notes, etc?
He used to work for Stats Inc. but then went out on his own. I know he talks to lots of scouts on players he does not see. He's certainly Anti-Dusty in that he prefers players who understand the strike zone and rates them accordingly. His books are always very thorough and much more enjoyable to read than the Baseball America books; not saying he does a better job but he is pretty good in comparison to others in the same profession if you go to his top 50 lists from the past.
As far as the Rolen trade goes, the only conclusion that's been reached is that some us don't like it and some of you do like it. So, it's not really worth starting in on that again is it?