6 GT wins that's a lot of bad days and more GT wins than Kittel and Dkolb. I think your being way overly harsh on the guy. He might not be in the top5 anymore but he is certainly worthy of being on a protour team.
Degenkolb has been in the Pro Tour for 2 years and this is his record:
2 stages in the Dauphine
2 stages in Volta ao Algarve
and a handful of 1st places in smaller races
1st overall UCI Europe Tour
5 GT stage wins
4th at Worlds
4th at MSR
6th at E3
That's better than any season Farrar has ever had. He can clearly get over the mountains, go the distance in long races, and sprint from a variety of situations. Lets not forget his 2nd at U-23 Road worlds and the fact that he is younger than Farrar and has already amassed a more impressive results sheet with a team that has a lot less firepower/cash.
To people hating on my opinion- there were quite a few people that agree about Farrar on the previous page.
In quite a few crashes Farrar is clearly at fault. People lose relatives and friends all the time, but it doesn't always influence their performance both before and after the death to such a degree.
I think Goss is simply better because he is actually capable of winning a monument and getting over the mountains. Unless the stage is flat and short Farrar doesn't do well with that.
Don't take me too seriously. GramzStrava