Good discussion topic.
Originally Posted by Frank Wagner
If anyone should pay the Giants for the A's being able to move into their immediate fan base, it should be the league. A team doesn't gain much by moving from a market which it has all to itself to a market where it plays second fiddle to the Giants.
Perhaps they have paid - in giving up territorial rights to the San Jose area.
Holding a pitcher accountable for how many runs his team scores is like holding the designated hitter accountable for how many runs his team allows.
An individual statistic is meaningful only if it is based strictly on what the player does and not on what the other players on his team do.