I have great faith in Gathright at some point this season, and here's why:
I inherited a keeper team in 2004 with Juan Pierre and Carl Crawford. I didn't keep either one in the draft, not wanting to chase steals.
Later that season, I took a chance on a young speedster who was getting some quality ABs for a good team. Already trailing in steals, I traded him down the stretch for pitching help in the form of Josh Beckett. The speedster in question was Chone Figgins.
I have finished dead last in steals in the past two years, and I've had the top base stealers slip through my grip.
I had Gathright late this season, and I drafted him again this year. If you'll all just wait for me to get impatient and drop him, I'm sure he'll get traded and tear up the league.
It's just a matter of time.
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