Re: Important: Merging of the Baseball Forums
Originally Posted by dougdirt
I am sure that some people did leave. But my question is, where did they go to talk Reds? There really isn't another place with nearly this many users that has anywhere near this kind of discussion.
Another thing that is being overlooked in my opinion, is the whole saber aspect of it all. These enlightening posts you talk about were happening, but we were also in the saber enlightenment era at the time as well. While there are still plenty of new things that are coming out, it isn't like it once was. Dips theories aren't coming out left and right these days. We, as a saber community, were taking giant leaps back then. Today, we are taking smaller and smaller steps as there is less "unknown" out there to truly "blow out of the water with new thinkings".
Then of course is the whole matter that our team is actually good now. We don't have 5-10 quality players. We have 27. We don't need 1500 word posts describing our plans for 10 levels of moves in order to get this team to be good like we did back then.
And finally, with winning comes more interest from fans. That brings in more people and with that, you are going to get more good and more bad posters. It is simple math.
I know where i went. commented on MLB and ESPN a lot. some on CBSSports and CNNSI.com and found them... lacking.
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