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|2008-02-28 14:00:00||Hi Christina -
Just picked up my copy of the Annual yesterday and I'm enthusiastically working my way through it - great job once again. I'm wondering how you choose the players you choose too highlight within the individual organizations. Is there a particular roster protocol, or is it strictly based on performance? Being an Oakland fan, I'm wondering, for instance, why a guy like Josh Horton isn't profiled, but Cliff Penington (who by most standards is barely considered a prospect anymore) is? Or the inclusion of Shane Komine (as much as we all love him) over say a guy like Andrew Carignan who is full of potential and could contribute in the next couple of years to the big league club? Thanks again for your excellent work and analysis!|
(Nik from Boston)
|Many thanks, Nik. Selecting the players is always a bit of bear-wrestling, because there are competing rationales. We figure we have to comment on everyone who's on a 40-man roster around the time of the Winter Meetings, but if we're really going to provide a worthwhile snapshot of an organization, we also need to talk about the prospects at the lowest rungs of the system. But rather than talk about all of those low-level prospects with full-length player comments, if he barely played (say, he was a late signing) or has a few things to prove (as Horton does), we also anticipate that there's time to get to him in the next year. Certainly, the decision to go back to including the "Lineouts" section (we did so long ago, in the annual's earliest days) allows us to skip things like wasting page space on full player comment and a PECOTA for Alberto Castillo, for example, which in turn allows us to broaden the range and exploit Kevin Goldstein's ability to give you great info on as many low-level guys as we can squeeze in. (Christina Kahrl)|
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