Re: John Sickels' Prospect Retro for Harang
Originally Posted by membengal
So...if Sickel gives a prospect a series of consistently medicore grades, but leaves himself the "he could still surprise" line in the write-up, he has left himself room to say he was right about a prospect?
That's just a whole lot wishy-washy.
I think Sickels is pretty up front about when he misses. It's part of the territory.
Speaking of Sickels, IIRC he ALWAYS ranked Valentine ahead of Harang on the prospect lists.
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