1. The discussion that we were having was the choice made by someone in the O's front office to sign Nick J rather than Hall of Famer Vlad;
2. The opinions of all National League GM's to not sign Vlad are irrelevant since they don't use DH's;
3. The opinion of most other GM's in the American League to not sign Vlad are not relevant because many of those teams have very effective DH's;
4. The O's didn't sign their DH and clean-up hitter who had the highest batting average on the team and instead signed Nick J.
Have you forgotten that in post 121 you invoked the decisions of ALL GM's not to sign Hall of Famer Vlad as validation of the O's decision to sign Nick J rather than Vlad?
Try to do better. I understand that your employment requires you to support everything the O's do but defending Nick over Vlad is an argument to be avoided.
If it was simply an extraneous thought that was intended as a diversion from our conversation, I follow you. I'm just not used to muddled thinking where an unrelated topic is introduced into a conversation.
On your point, I'm not sure whether or not I'm smarter than all other GM's in MLB since I don't follow them as closely as the O's. I do think that anyone who would consider Nick J an upgrade over Vlad pretty much discredits themselves.
Off to meetings. Give my regards to your colleagues in the front office and most especially to Peter A. Try to avoid any age related insults when you're in his presence.
In Moneyball Vlad would not have been valued up very much by Jonah Hill.
Point I was making was that the Orioles probably didn't simply look at Vlad and Johnson and decide Johnson is the better player. I'm sure money had something to do with it.
If they stay healthy, the Nats pitching is just plain sick.....
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