There was recently some discussion on twitter about the use of the #hpgf tag (I believe cariocacardinal was involved – you are like my muse this month!), also known as Hyperventilating Prospect Geek Fraternity. That phrase was coined by St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Joe Strauss as a way to rip on us prospect watchers and our habits to over-valuate (in his opinion) the young players that are in the Cardinals system.
I was not aware that it still had a negative connotation attached to it, I had thought that we had co-opted the use of it here in a positive way. What do you think? Is it still used as a negative attack in places outside of Future Redbirds? Or is it positive?