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Old 01-31-2013, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Domeshot17 View Post
Futhermore, lack of prospects hurts the ability to acquire MLB talent. For a baseball GM, Players are essentially a Zero-Sum Game. When you have nothing of value, you can rarely pick up anything of value. It is one thing to use the farm to trade for proven talent. Its another to ignore it completely.
This is the big thing, and much more important than a prospect actually panning out, in a sense. Minor league perception trumps major league production.
Ridiculousness across all sports:

(1) "You have no valid opinion because you never played the game."
(2) "Stats are irrelevant. This guy just doesn't know how to win."
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