-LTlabnerIf you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
This exercise has been the Redszone highlight of the winter for me. I have learned a lot about some of the younger prospects from this. Scott Carroll in particular along with Derrick Lutz, Phil Valiquette and Richie Gardner have moved up my board as a result of some comments posted here and a little subsequent research.
Stopping at 40 is fine because the games will be starting in a few days but I have a few guys that probably won't make it. My highest three remaining are Jukich, Tatum and Castro. I also have Hildenbrandt, Ravin, Geronimo, Gonzalez, Heisey and Griffin on my top 40 list that the board hasn't gotten to. I'm considering moving Valiquette in for one of them. Maybe when this is done a thread where posters compare their individual rankings with the Redszone voting would be a way to continue the disussion while opening it to players outside of the fringe guys that we're down to. I just think we're down to a point where little information exists on the remainng guys and the discussion will probably stall as a few more make the list. A little debate over the ranking order will probably add to or reinforce some of the player debate that we've had this offseason.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
I didn't realize Josh Ravin hadn't yet been picked. Please nominate him for the next one please.