Originally posted by dcsham:
Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by jimrat:
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."
We got lucky 3 straight times on the road in Cincy? Then we got lucky again 7 games in a row to finish it?
Or did we just have a great pitching staff, and good hitters that stepped up on the big stage...
Ive never seen a team accomplish so much, yet get so little credit. The media sucks. They cant stand when the story they predicted (the one they wanted to write about) doesnt happen.
The only person associated with the Giants that you think is lucky is Sabean. Your comments above about accomplishing so much but getting so little credit are hilarious coming from you.
What does this have to do with Sabean? Or are you just looking for a fight?
We all know how much you love Brian Sabean. I give him credit for being the GM of a team that won 2 WS titles. He had a 130 mil. payroll, and has made just as many (or more) mistakes as he has good moves. Sabean isnt a top 10 GM. Hes not. You think he is, I disagree. MOVING ON. Stop bringing it up, because its pointless.
It makes no sense to suggest that because I think Sabean is overrated, I cant have the opinion that the Giants earned their 2 WS. I swear, sometimes you border on troll status...