Re: San Diego Padres Claimed pitcher Jason Anderson off waivers from the New York Yankees
I view this as a question of relative value. Is there someone currently on the 40 man roster, especially a pitcher, who is less likely to benefit the club than Baugh? I don't know enough to speak intelligently on Baugh, but I like the few numbers I see posted above. After Hancock, Hudson, Nelson, and Bong were shown to be held in low regard by the rest of the league (i.e., they cleared waivers), I wonder how many other 40 man members could be moved off the roster in place of better talent.