Re: Would You Be On Board for Shin-Soo Choo?
Originally Posted by vaticanplum
Genuine question: Why do we say "rental" anyway? It's not like we give them back to the original team when the time is up. Teams own those players, they just own them for a short time.
I see your point, but maybe the better analogy is to think of all players as being "rented," it's just that the Reds hold a longer lease on Mr. Votto than they would have on Mr. Choo.
Also the rent on Mr. Votto is more akin to Boardwalk (pre-hurricane of course) whereas the rent on Mr. Choo is more Illinois Avenue.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids