ukrneal wrote:May I be brutally honest? I thought you made some of the most boneheaded picks early. I wanted to shake you! You definitely reached on Chavez, especially considering Rolen was still there. And then you picked Willis with Myers and others still available. And then you reached for Conor with Hill, Zito and others still available.
BUT! Then you had some of the best picks in the draft! Sheer brilliance!
Olsen round 10! Martin round 11! Billingsly round 16!
I completely agree with this. The Chavez pick just baffled me but you made some great picks later on.
I can understand the criticism. I didn't feel good about my third through sixth picks; my targets for those picks were all being taken before I had a shot at them. Any picks I would have made would have been reaches, so I just went with my rankings on those. I think this is mostly a difference of opinion. Those players are high enough in my rankings to justify the picks. Market value-wise, I probably could have done better.
Out of the reaches that were mentioned, Jackson is the one that I would definitely do again. I was definitely not going pitcher there, and especially not Zito or Hill, and with Kendrick already going sooner than I had anticipated, I was not going to risk Jackson being taken. I am high on him. It is my belief that the first rounds are actually the least important, anyway. I almost always draft for upside, so I think it's natural that my later round picks look better than the earlier rounds.
Thanks for the opinions and the honesty. I wouldn't have it any other way.