They're leaning toward the youth, and Clark ain't exactly youth.
Yeah, as it is, they haven't even brought up Carlos Quentin like everyone expected. Clark's great performance as a platoon player has indirectly kept Quentin down below while relegating Conor Jackson to PH duty most of the time.
At midseason, I thought there would be a bunch of great RF prospects arriving in late Aug/early Sept, eg. Young, Hermida, Quentin, Jackson (although they're switching him to 1B), etc, so I passed on Francoeur in my dynasty-like league. Now, I'm just glad I managed to grab Hermida along w/ Gomes (to go w/ Drew) for my RF. Sure, Young and Quentin will come up some time next year, but given what's going on so far, who knows when they'll actually arrive? At least now, I don't have to worry about my RF and will definitely have a good bat to start there next season whether it's Drew, Gomes or Hermida (and one could also be good enough for Util too).
Everytime I see this guy explode the box score, I kick myself in the jaw. I had him on my NL-only squad earlier in the season. Gah. Why, oh, why did I ever let him go?
Yeah, he's actually still available in both leagues I play in. In my dynasty-like league, I guess no contender wants to waste a roster spot on him, especially since you can't be sure when he'll play. I'm probably the most likely owner to give him a spin now since I'm running out of time to stage my miracle comeback, but I just can't spare the spot since I have no idea when he plays.
In my non-keeper league, we have a 40-move limit -- and I'm down to 1 left as it is.