Havok1517 wrote:Heard Kemp has a problem hitting off speed stuff. Give pitchers some time to see how to get this guy out. It wil happen.
What is it with comments like these that make it seem like people on these forums are rooting for his failure. I've heard so much crap over the years about young guys coming in and tearing things up and then I hear the people spewing out the negative comments and how guys really aren't that good while they're in the midst of their own respective hot streaks.
It's like the people on these boards who make these comments are actual major league scouts who have been following these players from high school to the majors just waiting to throw something out there negative.
Sure, I understand that once pitchers get used to Kemp, they will develop a gameplan on how to pitch him, that's how baseball works, but on the other hand, don't say that once a gameplan is administered, there is nothing Kemp or anyone else can do about it so we might as well just drop him or don't worry about adding him b/c he will be tainted once pitchers learn to pitch him.
I also understand the rookies of fantasy baseball that cream their pants over young studs or guys who start off 10 for their first 18 or some other type of insane stat that sparks the topics: "Drop Berkman for Kendry Morales" or "Drop Zito for Zumaya".
Relevant posts are needed to help young fantasy ballers from making mistakes during the course of their season, but I'm sick of guys posting things, that in my opinion, are nothing more than hopeful, lucky guesses on how a player will perform in a said period of time made soley so that if the player does poorly, the guy who posted it will look like a genius.
I'm all for opinions, but if you have one, at least back it up with credible evidence or stats from years past. We all know that pitchers will start understanding how to pitch Kemp, you're definately right about that, but who is to say Kemp can't adapt and adjust? It's not a one way street, there are two parties to this equation, Kemp and opposing pitchers.
Sorry for the vent, but this has reached a boiling point with me over the past few weeks.