Originally Posted by Cyclone792
Pena hit 26 home runs in Dayton in 2001 and slugged .485 there as a 19-year-old. So far in his big league career, he's slugged .477. For that, congratulations are in order since he didn't wind up being a bust with zero big league production.
exactly, and for all we know, had he gotten more exposure, he may have played even more confused than he actually did and actually had less value. I authored "challenge thy hitters" yet I have no problem with using an approach that obviously worked for WMP. It's not clear to me that someone who produced better in the majors than he did in the minors could have been handled any better.
As for Casey, the problem was giving him a LTC, not failing to get more value for him. I never would have signed him. Once the LTC was signed, he had very little value.