Eh in case of fantasy baseball, word it: better to be somewhat good with luck than good. I can see the logic in that maybe, but not in what u said.
Allright - to make it to the bigs you have to be good - so luck has alot to do with it after that - you could be the best player in the entire league on the worst team and what does that get ya - then you could have a mediocre year on a great team - luck out in a clutch situation to win the world series - no one remebers your season only that . You Da Man
uh, why assume luck gets u that and being good doesnt? Being good would get you that "clutch hit" more often. Why universally assume that the result of the luck is better than the result of being good. Lets say being good results in "a", and being lucky results in "a", with "a" being a good result that is level for both being good and being lucky. You can say that "luck brings a better result" but then i can turn around and say good does better. Lets even it out for arguments sake. Luck achieves "a" only sporadically, as the nature of luck is infrequency. Besides that, it achieves it without recognition of skill. Being good is the consistency of the good result as well as recognition of internal skill. Which would u rather have. This debate will go into when is a situation considered lucky and when good, so im not going there...
By the way, which is the determination of success in sports more often: being good or being lucky? Answer that. Just like u gave a situation of a guy being lucky, i can turn around and give a situation of a guy being good and winning it, and probably knowing on a side note he won fair and square.
Im letting go after this weak analogy - but its the best I can come up with and its a Football Analogy at that. Marino was extremely good and for all those years of being good he wasnt lucky enough to win the big one and unfortunately thats mentioned everytime he is showcased. Elway was on that same path but right at the end he wins the big one so when he is the topic - its only about how good he was.
Anyway - I agree it could be this and that'd to death - so on to the next thread for now.
I just traded Huff and B. Giles for Helton in my 12-team yahoo h2h league, I'm not complaining though, I really didn't need Huff and he was expendable now with Helton at 1st, Castilla at 3rd, Beltran, Sosa, Manny and Drew in the OF, and D. Lee and Tex on my bench.