If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen this tweet come across your feed Thursday afternoon:
This is why social media is the devil. Sucked into age-old Troy Tulowitzki debate when I should be working. It hurts because he's that good!— Scott White (@CBSScottWhite) August 14, 2014
Let's just imagine I typed "because" in italics. I think it reads better that way.
It was a debate that started because of my blog post earlier that day projecting the first round for 2015. Wait, that's not right. It was a debate that started three, four or however many years ago Fantasy owners realized they couldn't count on Troy Tulowitzki for more than 100-120 games in a given year.
I feel he's proven time and time again -- and especially this year, with his MLB-leading batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage -- that the advantage he provides at the weakest position in Fantasy makes up for the missed time. I didn't think it was even a question. I actually thought Robinson Cano would be my most controversial first-rounder. It's true.
But now only two days after learning of his season-ending injury, the masses are decidedly against me. I have a feeling emotion is contributing to that response, which isn't to say taking an extra cautious approach and passing up Tulowitzki in the first round is necessarily wrong, but when the newness of this injury has worn off next March, I suspect, like every other year, the majority will decide, "Yeah, it's worth it."
And I'll be among them.
I express my thoughts most succinctly, I think, on Tulowitzki's player page, so be sure to check that out. You can hear more on both sides of the debate by watching the above clip from Thursday's Fantasy Baseball Today.
Adam Aizer ... always a man of the people.