"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."
Mind you, I'm not advocating taking an OF, but the development path of MLB draftees is so damn long and filled with potholes that you can't take anything for granted.
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
Personally, I want pitching. But if they go best player available, that guy better be a STUD if he's an outfielder.
I dont think Dunn will be around after this season anyways, and the other two I just don't think will be the type of player Bruce is.
The main thing I want is for Cincy to take top talent in all of their picks. They have a lot of early selections and it could get expensive. If they go cheap I will be pissed.
* Some guys get injured (Ryan Anderson).
* Some guys are on their fourth team by the time they make the adjustement to the majors (Phil Nevin).
* Some guys never make the adjustment to the majors (Drew Henson, Sean Burroughs).
* Some guys get caught up in the party lifestyle and piss their talent away (very nearly Josh Hamilton).
* Some guys just go wonky in the head (Steve Blass, Mackey Sasser, Steve Sax, Rick Ankiel).
There is no such thing as a sure thing.
Last edited by Steve4192; 05-30-2007 at 11:11 PM.
Matt Bush was picked before Verlander (#1 overall) in 2004 and he is looking like a complete bust at this point. Jeff Clement was picked immediately after Gordon (#3 overall) in 2005 and he hasn't been able to hit his way out of a wet paper bag since leaving single-A.
I repeat, there is no such thing as a sure thing.
Last edited by Steve4192; 05-31-2007 at 08:00 AM.