TheRock wrote:Actually, the recommendation came based on his talent, history and back seeming to be better, the comment about his hand was made in jest (how I read it anyway).
Let's try your own test on you: Bonds is out for while due to knee surgery. Which knee? Pedro had a bum shoulder last year, which one? I don't know anyone who paid any attention to which of Barry's knees it was, and I'm guessing you assumed it was Pedro's pitching shoulder. I didn't even look it up, seems like a fair assumption to make. So if a guy loses his cool in the dugout and puches a wall, would you assume he used his dominant hand? Maybe not, but one guy did (that one guy being a roto genius BTW) and now you've pronounced him full of it? Dude, chill.
I am not getting paid as an expert. I am also not a journalist. Someone who is a professional and being paid on such matters should damn well check the reliability of the information.
-- the exact Rotoworld quote:
Kevin Brown - Yankees - What’s really changed from last spring, when Brown was regarded by practically everyone as a top-20 starter? His back is no more of a concern than it was then. He’s made it pretty clear that next time his temper leads him into a fight with a wall, he’ll be bright enough to lead with his left. Brown did struggle to come back after breaking his pitching hand last year, but with the way he had to rush his return, that was hardly unexpected. While Brown can’t be counted on to stay healthy, he should be well above average when healthy. A trade to the Braves would have made him an outstanding investment. As is, he’s still worth pursuing.
Now if you want to read that as trying to be funny, that is your right.
The comment that he states that:
"Brown did struggle to come back after breaking his pitching hand last year, but with the way he had to rush his return, that was hardly unexpected."
hardly seems to be in jest to me and is the second sentence in further suport of his argument on that matter.
I read that as he simply got it wrong. And I would have no problem with a Brown recommendation (though I would not agree with it) had he stated everthing else and left that part out. He is basing his recommendation to a large extent on the hand staement. If that is in jest, he should learm how to write sarcasm better, because I still do not read it that way. One does not say something like the second sentence highlighted in bold if one is trying to be funny, imo.
You would have expected better out of Rotoworld. And it is such an obvious mistake that it should have been caught bey whatever proof-reader/editor they employ.