Originally Posted by blandman
He's trying to explain where the results come from. They come from individual projections, which many people (even people working for major league clubs), take very seriously. There's so many players to get right that the team projections are usually a little further off. But they come from somewhere. And they are very relevant. Screaming about one team shows almost no understanding of the process at all.
But they're not, really. The individual projections are very relevant. They are worth paying attention too. It just doesn't work on the team level. It's a quirky little exercise that's there for fun, and nothing else. Again, individual projections can be used as a tool. I think even most of the people doing team projections would tell you that it's pretty meaningless. There are just way too many variables that can't be accounted for.