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    2010 hitters and picthers are both pretty poor compared to 1990s and 2000s i believe. Pretty even quality with a few exceptions. But generally poor

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    Perhaps punting HR and Rbi makes the hitters appear worse to me

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    Damsel Mistreatment in Bolton Lair

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Feral Slasher View Post
    2010 hitters and picthers are both pretty poor compared to 1990s and 2000s i believe. Pretty even quality with a few exceptions. But generally poor
    I have wondered why this is. My speculation is that in every other decade, other than the 1870s, the best players have long careers both beginning and ending in the decade. Whereas for the 2010s, the good players whose careers are just beginning (say, Vlad Jr, maybe, at an extreme, or Arenado or Lindor--trying to come up with good player examples here who probably aren't draftable), haven't finished out their careers and accumulated good numbers yet. But I've wondered if there are other factors at play, like pitching having the upper hand over hitting (but starters pitching fewer innings, which reduces their vintage value), or the Stephen Jay Gould theory of the compression of talent in baseball over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Feral Slasher View Post
    2010 hitters and picthers are both pretty poor compared to 1990s and 2000s i believe. Pretty even quality with a few exceptions. But generally poor
    Ah, yes, that's true, although 2010 has a few reasons to be lesser total quality when compared to 90s/2000s:

    1) Very little steroid boost
    2) 9 out of 10 potential years
    3) Last decade, so many of the BY players are still active (and don't have a complete career to go with those BY stats)

    It still looks good when compared to 1950 for example though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Feral Slasher View Post
    2010 hitters and picthers are both pretty poor compared to 1990s and 2000s i believe. Pretty even quality with a few exceptions. But generally poor
    When they flesh out their careers in the 2020, the 2010s will start to look better.

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    Hmm 3 posts in a row that all say the same thing, I think we are onto something.

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    I won't be able to pick for a while, continue your DMBLing. Deciding who gets promotions here today and reviewing packets for same, and Ford and Cano were on my short list. I guess I can take one of my picks to look like I'm trying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Hmm 3 posts in a row that all say the same thing, I think we are onto something.
    Truth via the bandwagon fallacy.

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