Originally Posted by Bumstead
Yep, all they have done is play the game almost their entire lives...what could the players know anyway???
They know A TON about how to play the game. More than you or I could ever dream of knowing. Unfortunately, that has knowledge and ability has very little to do with the process of valuation.
If a guy is a great artist, does that make him a good accountant? Because that's basically what you're saying. Being able to paint an amazing picture does imply that you know how much a collector will -- or should -- pay for it. In fact, you'll probably be fairly biased, especially if you're told to consider all kinds of art and have never actually had to go through the process of selling your own work before.
I think what happens is that we confuse the ability to identify and compare talent, which players are likely excellent at doing, with the ability to assess how that talent has been converted in to production in all areas of the game across the course of the entire season.