Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes
Originally Posted by dougdirt
I am not saying EE has changed. I am saying that the excuse that anyone could have had him for free at some point in time doesn't tell us much of anything. I conveyed that poorly in my previous post.
Teams could have had Josh Hamilton and Johan Santana for $50,000 in the rule five draft, and every team had 15 chances to pick Albert Pujols in the June draft.
The fact that a handfull of players eligible for the rule five draft and available in the 16th round of the June draft turned out to be great, doesn't change the fact that 99% of them aren't very good. The same is true for players placed on waivers.
The fact that a player was once placed on waivers tells us bostloads about that player. It tells us that the odds are high that he will ever be at least a league average player. Sure some do, but the vast majority do not.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein