Buster Olney Blog: Top 10 teams with critique from scouts
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a column with my first top 10 power rankings of winter. That top 10 stands for today's column, but I asked talent evaluators to critique the list and provide input on where they disagree.
To repeat: The top 10 rankings are mine; the commentary is from folks who work within the sport, from GMs to assistant GMs to scouts.
The ranking of one American League team, in particular, drew a lot of scrutiny, and my team at the top was also questioned.
1. San Francisco Giants
Longtime evaluator: "To me, the Giants are the best example of what a crapshoot the postseason is. I don't think they're a great team, but they've played well in a couple of Octobers; they were lucky. I don't think they're the best team."
NL evaluator: "They won World Series, but just about everything went right; I'm not sure if that will happen again."