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Thread: It's never going to be perfect

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    Five Tool Fool jojo's Avatar
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    Re: It's never going to be perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    Yes. But if you can't afford to overpay for average players, then you really can't afford to overpay for below average ones. And you have even more reason to make damn sure you know the difference.
    Rather than looking for magic bullets, IMHO, the above is exactly one of the primary goals of sabermetrics.
    "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

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    BobC, get a legit F.O.! Mario-Rijo's Avatar
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    Re: It's never going to be perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRed View Post
    That's in the ballpark, if you'll forgive the pun, although the peak Freel's OBP was pretty solid.

    Another thing about replacement level -- it refers to the level of performance you would expect to get from the best of the freely/cheaply available talent, not any freely/cheaply available talent. It's possible to be worse than replacement level. Sometimes considerably worse. That comes into play when people assume that anyone and everyone yanked out of the minor leagues is "replacement level." Not so.
    Gotcha, thanks.
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