I mean this as a serious question.
Why do we elevate the position of Keith Law. Does he have any merit other than he's created content through access?
He's said some of the dumbest things I've ever heard and I don't see where his opinions wouldn't just be the bizarro world version of other public info.
Because he comes from a scouting position himself and goes and views guys with his own two eyes, vs just relying on opinions of other scouts. He is highly thought of enough that he has been offered various front office positions in baseball (and has held some).
He has had a very poor relationship with Baltimore under past management (and especially ownership). I don't know what the exact story is there, but I'm sure there is one given he's fairly local. I think because of that relationship he's been tougher on things here, or at least, more "prove it to me before I'll get on board".
Seems to have come around on the current regime, accepts they march to the beat of their own drum, and seems to have backed off a bit on his belief the front office will meddle. Helped a lot that we got in the int'l market.
A lot of his complaints completely hold water, same stuff most of us have griped about. I think his issues were more that he just didn't have any confidence in previous management teams here and for him to really go in on a player they had to prove it, and this regime has done just that.