""Likely" is not a word of confidence"
It isn't? I think I would have to disagree with you on that point.
yeah of course. it should be protected. IMO a team shouldn't even get a compensation pick if they can't sign their draftee. But a team absolutely definitely shouldn't be punished because another club is getting a hand out of sorts.
It isn't like the 10th team still wasn't the 10th worst team in the majors last year.
Whether the Mets sign bourn or not, they should fix this rule now.
"To me "likely" is a sorta, coulda, possibly, maybe kinda word."
I think likely is confident but not definite. If it had been potentially then I would agree with you.
: having a high probability of occurring or being true : very probable <rain is likely today>
The use of statistical terms to express devotion to an opinion has always bugged me.
Probability has mathematical meaning when a ratio of desired outcomes to the total range of possibilities can either be calculated a priori (rolling a “7”) or from repeated sampling (weather data). In these cases terms like “virtually certain” (>99% probability), “extremely likely” (>95%), “very likely” (>90%), and “likely” (>66%) have accepted statistical meaning.
In the context at hand, the tweeter is simply expressing an opinion of his own opinion.
"In the context at hand, the tweeter is simply expressing an opinion of his own opinion".
Yup, as I was mine. Either/or, I refer back my lets hope it happens.