Rule #1 Don't write up a critical analysis of an "expert" (meaning a guy paid to do this) that includes name-calling and pointless bashing.
Rule #2 Definitely stick to rule #1 if you can't believe that "morons" would pass on last year's third best SS (with a .773 OPS) with the first two picks. I love Reyes, but c'mon. #3 overall is a travesty?
And Crawford is "now a steal" at the end of the first? He hit 11 HRs. He had an .820 OPS. He Ks way more than he BBs. And wasn't he always an end-of-the-first-round player? I like Crawford too (I actually own both Reyes and Crawford on my team) but this guy needs to settle down. Another thing: Karabell said, "if this is the best he can do," meaning that he's still a solid pick there if he doesn't get better. He never said he couldn't get better, but the critic lambasts him for saying as such.
And how are you gonna criticize a guy for ranking A-Rod #1?
The blog titles this critic as an "expert non-expert." Personally, I don't think the first expert belongs on there at all.
I don't agree with all of Karabell's rankings. I'd personally drop Phillips and maybe Braun out of my top-25. I'd have Pujols, Utley, Holliday, Santana, Howard, Fielder, Teixeira and Lee a little higher. I'd have Hanley, Reyes, Wright, Soriano, Ichiro and Beltran a little lower. But nothing about Karabell's rankings justifies calling him a moron.