Originally Posted by Jpup
It would cost as much to get two guys to cover left as it would to get someone who is actually good.
1. If the one good guy is injured, you're up Crap Creek without a paddle.
2. The platoon players typically sign much shorter deals, making their contracts less risky.
3. Having more options gives you a stronger bench and helps with planning for the game.
4. If the "good" player is a free agent, he might cost a draft pick.