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Re: Think you know more about your MLB team than "experts'?

Postby TBuck4401 » Fri May 28, 2010 10:36 pm

HOOTIE wrote:
JRAMI wrote:No, I dont feel this way. I always feel the experts know more than me.


What quantifies someone as a expert? Being on ESPN or MLB? Being a fantasy expert on ESPN, Yahoo? Writing a book? Having a website?


Anyone who gets paid to write about fantasy baseball.
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Re: Think you know more about your MLB team than "experts'?

Postby mweir145 » Sat May 29, 2010 2:27 am

Of course.
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Re: Think you know more about your MLB team than "experts'?

Postby mweir145 » Sat May 29, 2010 2:30 am

mrmarley wrote:
TBuck4401 wrote:
Pochucker wrote:And what was your take on A. Escobar orWeeks --did you forecast Fielders slow start?


My intention wasn't to brag.


No worries, one of these guys just got done having dirty thoughts about Lady Gaga and is now feeling ashamed of himself, another guy recently found out Ghost Whisperer got cancelled, and...well, I don't know about the 3rd guy. I'll let you figure out who is who :-/

I think it makes sense that a diehard fan would know more about his team than the some of the experts out there. I personally don't have a team I follow as a diehard, but I consider the Tigers my team since living in MI for 10+ yrs now.

Tom Tango actually requested community projections for playing time from team fans this year for Marcel:

http://www.tangotiger.net/survey/

It would be an interesting experiment to get some diehards together from each team and compare their projections to some expert projections at the end of a season.

Somewhat related: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.ph ... an-others/
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Re: Think you know more about your MLB team than "experts'?

Postby JRAMI » Sat May 29, 2010 2:55 pm

TBuck4401 wrote:
HOOTIE wrote:
JRAMI wrote:No, I dont feel this way. I always feel the experts know more than me.


What quantifies someone as a expert? Being on ESPN or MLB? Being a fantasy expert on ESPN, Yahoo? Writing a book? Having a website?


Anyone who gets paid to write about fantasy baseball.



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Re: Think you know more about your MLB team than "experts'?

Postby TBuck4401 » Sun May 30, 2010 9:26 pm

mweir145, thanks for the link. Very helpful.
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Re: Think you know more about your MLB team than "experts'?

Postby garf112 » Sun May 30, 2010 10:14 pm

Pochucker wrote:Didnt mean to say you were bragging --point I was trying to make was allded to by someone else --more likely fan of team will have more rose colored glasses when it comes to his team ..Would be more impressed if you forecast negatives about home team.


I knew that Oliver Perez and John Maine would be bad this year...
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Re: Think you know more about your MLB team than "experts'?

Postby thatguy27 » Sun May 30, 2010 10:27 pm

I think there is something to this. I know that I for one know far less about the Rockies than the experts (particularly their farm system), as I'm nowhere near as diehard a fan as I used to be (just don't have the time).

But I do know that there are plenty of posters here at the Cafe whose opinions I value far more than the Yahoo or ESPN columnists. In fact, I'd say the die hard baseball fans in here probably have a better feel than the so-called experts for the ebbs and flows most MLB teams. That's why when it comes time for me to make add/drop/trade decisions, I come here for information/advice rather than reading the latest Yahoo articles about who to buy/sell/add/etc.
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