a. did not come out and call for a radicle shift in baseball philosophy to the point where closers should be abolished because medicore MRs can step up just as easily in the 9th inning (hence MR Embree).
b. do not get paid millions to get things right.
See, you're making a different point. With a three-run lead in the ninth you don't need your best reliever. You're going to win 99% of the time even with Shingo Takatsu (or some really bad reliever) on the mound. I don't think he ever said that you should put a mediocre reliever in the ninth inning with a one-run lead.
TheYanks04 wrote:If Joe Kerrigan calls for Pedro to be a closer, he is dubbed a moron.
If Bill James calls for Urbina to walk because the Sox can get by with guys like Embree because of some BS stat analysis he runs on his PC, he is a moron.
The first part is irrelevant. The second part is relevant but again I've never heard James say Embree was supposed to be the closer. I know the Sox FO said it but James isn't the only member of that office.
Sure, he's paid a good amount of money. You know what the sweetest way to make good on the money you're paid? Help win a championship.
TheYanks04 wrote:If a noted fantasy expert starts having 10 team pre-season drafts all with himself in order to see how the draft will likely go, he is an idiot.
If another noted fantasy expert does a Keeper league rating based on a 10 year horizon and as such would rather have Ronnie Belliard over Jeff Kent and somehow thinks he can predict 10 years into the future, guess what, he is an idiot too.
This is irrelevant too. What are you talking about?
TheYanks04 wrote:We all make mistakes...no one is perfect. But there are mistakes and then there are MISTAKES.
How about helping his team with his analysis to winning its first title in 86 years? I don't think I'd call that a mistake.