Posted by dahsdebater on 7/29/2014 4:15:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 7/29/2014 4:14:00 PM (view original):By this logic nobody here can evaluate the skills of a baseball player, which pretty much makes the whole dicussion pointless, doesn't it?
Posted by dahsdebater on 7/29/2014 4:08:00 PM (view original):Close. You're a dipshit 20something y/o who likely knows about as much about Brooks Robinson as a 9 y/o girl. If you were capable of evaluating the skill of a baseball player, you'd be doing it instead of posting your drivel on the internet.
Because you're an idiot?
Got it now?
I'm pretty sure 99.6% of all internet discussions are pointless. Seldom does anyone say "Yeah, I didn't look at it that way. I think you're right." Do you disagree?
Now, to answer your question, I'll be the first to admit my talent evaluation skills are nothing to crow about. The biggest mistake I made was blasting the Yanks for trading Roberto Kelly to make room for Bernie Williams. Kelly looked like a 5-tool guy who just needed time to refine his game. Oopsy.
Now, on to Robinson. I never understood all the fuss. I saw the D but his offense was never that impressive even by 1960s-1970s thirdbasemen standards. I also think the game was played a little differently back then. But, if I'm buidling a team under the "You get their best 5 seasons" circumstances, I think everyone takes Beltre now. And everyone takes Robinson 5 years ago.