Re: Is it really Great American?
If Krivsky is able to normalize this team over the next 5 years, I think the reputation of GABP as a hitters park will vanish.
Baseball Prospectus and other publications have already shown that it's somewhat of a home run park, but not ridiculously so. Offensively, it's pretty neutral (suppressing singles to make up for the nudge in homers).
Unfortunately, the math involved is kinda complicated, so we'll have to wait until we have a real pitching staff, and a non-elite offense for it to show to the layman. (And I consider 95% of baseball writers to be laymen).
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