Originally Posted by Steve4192
I don't get it either.
Contreras was flat-out AWFUL prior to 2012. Sure, he had a nice year as a 21 year old reliever in low-A ball, but guys like that are a dime a dozen. The odds of him ever making the majors are slim at best.
Guys like that aren't a dime a dozen. The guy can sit 93-95 and touch 98 from time to time. While I have him further down my list due to how I feel about relievers in general (as individuals, they aren't all that valuable but as a group they are quite important), he isn't exactly a dime a dozen type of arm. Also, he is on the 40 man roster right now. The odds of him making the Majors, at least for a cup of coffee are actually pretty good at this point.