Re: Important: Merging of the Baseball Forums
I've gotten no indication that reinstituting the rep system is even on the table, but since it's being discussed...
The rep system was a failure because it rewarded popular thinking and penalized provocative thoughts. Back in the day, the folks with the highest rep scores were sabermetric ones who were big Adam Dunn fans. Fast forward to today and I'm sure the folks with the highest rep scores would be those that are anti-Dusty Baker. A guy who says Dusty is a pretty good manager would not get the rep points that someone would get who says "Dusty's horrible and doesn't know how to construct a lineup."
I for one am glad that we've evolved beyond the popularity contests