cards05 wrote: Pedros Little Friend wrote:
cards05 wrote:Is it worth buying the book if you are an online subscriber? I'm not seeing any comments on the Pecota cards, which is dissapointing. So, if the book has them, I may spring for it. Any advice would be appreciated.
i was wondering this as well. i actually got a fantasy online subscription in lieu of the book but am disappointed the comments aren't up. is that just a delay or does bp not update the comments online player cards until the subsequent year?
like the pfm a lot though.
Will somebody please answer us? Online, I get tons of numbers and graphs about a player, but I do not get any "author's comments." Do you guys get that in " the book?" If you do, are those comments worth an additional purchase?
The book has comments about each player, noting their history, progress through the minors for younger players, other things like "Cut him [J.D. Drew] some slack; he spent much of the summer worried about his year old son who required surgery on both his collarbone and hip in July. Drew is a strong bounceback candidate" (BP 2008, p. 61) . The book is broken down by team, w/ an introductory article about the direction the team is going, often some historical analysis about how they have spent money, if they got their money's worth and, if they got burnt, did they learn their lesson and what sort of direction they are moving in, whether it's good or ludicrous.
There is quite a bit of baseball related humor as well as both players and teams who make bad choices will get razzed for it, with plenty of evidence slathered on to support these contentions. Stuff like "The Mitchell Report provided evidence that he [Jack Cust] was dumb enough to actually write checks when getting himself involved in alleged nefarious activities". A couple of years ago the bit about Scott Podsednik 'gets breaks on balls like Star Jones' cracked me up too. There are too many funny things to provide quotes of them all but some of them will make you laugh out loud.
It is $13.17 or something like that at Amazon and I got it for 30% off w/ the Borders coupon of the week. That's about the price of two fantasy mags and it is clearly worth it, b/c of the depth of explanation of why they are projecting directions for each player.