Re: Reds acquire Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald for Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorious
Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
In this analogy, I'm assuming doug is the brilliant person telling the rest of us how wrong we are about prospects.
If you meant it that way, that's fine.
However, because of his supposed brilliance, shouldn't his predictions stand up to sctrutiny days, weeks, months, or years later?
His predictions are no better-- and oft-times much worse-- than most of the minor league posters on this board.
If you couch yourself as some kind of expert, shouldn't you expect blowback when wrong?
Can you have it both ways?
IMO, "blowback" isn't what he's getting. He's getting jumped on. When people are going back and bringing up the Stewart-Cy Young thing several years after the fact just to dig that knife in a little bit deeper and twist is both petty and childish. And it's not an uncommon thing for it to be brought up by multiple posters. I'm done with this topic except to say freaking ease up guys.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.