Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes
Originally Posted by mth123
Good question. Assuming the Reds could actually make use of the money for a big time guy, I'd happily sell off Soto, H-Rod, Lamarre, Guillon and players of that ilk, so yeah, other than Lamarre who I've dropped to non-prospect status, most of those guys would be in the 20 to 25 range on my personal list. But, they wouldn't be chaff. They'd still be guys who have a chance to be contributors at the major league level. Pool money is pretty important. I don't think a team would deal it for chaff. They may send cash, but not pool money.
I looked up the term chaff. It was defined as worthless. So, I was reaching a bit by calling him chaff.
I've always thought of chaff as guys who you aren't really counting on for anything. He would be a nice player to have, but you just have to hope something clicks with him. He is extremely young for his league so he has time.