Re: On the declining quality of the ORG
I dont see the point of using threads like this to post shots at people.... If people know who a poster is openly criticizing, the PM function was probably a more appropriate place to post the thoughts IMHO.
Use the ignore function if its going to get personal. And no, it's not on the other guy if one isnt disciplined enough to keep from responding (and seeing an ignored poster quoted isnt a valid reason to reengage).
But ya, in this day and age it's tough to view an argument about the value of OBP as an argument that is actually about OBP. We know how extremely important getting on base is to scoring and the effect is demonstratably quantifiable.
Can a hitter be too passive? Yes. Can a hitter be too aggressive? Yes. Do the best hitters tend to swing at fewer pitches out of the strikezone? Yes. Is it a shocker that hitters like Votto tend to wlk a lot? No.
What the heck was the argument in that thread about again?
IMHO the constant battle between old shool and sabermetrics is one of the most played and tired memes on any baseball discussion board. It's like watching a reality tv show starring an old married couple that bicker their day away.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
Last edited by jojo; 06-01-2013 at 11:10 PM.