"...But what this is, is a lesson in humility, because ultimately this game will surprise you. Opinions are fine, but in baseball you'd best be careful about expressing them with near-certainty, because nothing is certain.
You can never know who's going to be good and who's going to be bad, and this year's Royals are making sure everybody, with luck, keeps that in mind."
Jeff Sullivan | Baseball Nation
Jeff knows I love him but sometimes it feels like there's this imaginary saber guy making definitive judgments that needs to be torn back down every once in a while.
Is Jeff saying something I'm missing? Isn't this about cost rather than regression?
One only need to look at Rany's musings to get some feeling that we can combine relatively young (but disappointing) players at low-ish cost for potential benefit and see the requested mea culpa coming a mile away... which won't happen because nobody I know made any definitive statements otherwise. I could be wrong.