"My point was, it doesn't take a genius to understand this game, evidenced by so called veterans who are hovering at .500 or under and new players that are hovering at .500 or under."
Wow. That's just really brilliant insight.
Let me quickly point out two things for you to consider.
1) Take 32 "so called veterans" and put them together in a single world . . . would you expect all of them to play above .500? Please explain that to me how that would be possible, mathematically.
2) New guys come into worlds and pick up teams that were built by the previous owner. Sometimes, those teams are already built to compete immediately. Sometimes, new guys actually have winning records, even win division titles, in their first couple of seasons. Sometimes, just by showing up and displaying minimal skills to keep the lineups and pitching staffs OK.
So in short: looking at a very narrow slice of results from one or two owners, without understanding the context of those results, can be pretty misleading. And it would be pretty foolish to believe that you can draw definitive conclusions from them.
4/2/2011 12:48 PM (edited)