Originally Posted by dougdirt
I like the amount of lottery tickets though. We used to hardly have any (after almost only having them in the Jimbo era).
I agree that quantity can produce quality in and of itself. If the Reds have ten lottery tickets and 80% of them wash out, that still means they get two quality major leaguers out of the deal. The real trick though is to trade some of that 80% while they are still considered prospects.If you can develop two legit major leaguers and flip some of the chaff for another one, you are ahead of the game.