BMcP wrote:I see the potential, but let's not forget this guy's just 19 and coming from AA - isn't it possible he pulls a Gordon rather than a Braun for purposes of this year?
Yes, but if there is a possibility of getting a guy that will out produce all the free agents, wouldn't you drop a bench player, middle reliever, or mediocre starter to take that chance? Worst case, he spends a couple weeks on your bench and then you drop him for the guy you had dropped, or whoever is hot at the time. Best case, he pulls a Braun and you get great production for the cost of your waiver priority.
Braun, Pence, and Butler could've pulled a Gordon, but people ended up getting great production that cost them practically nothing. I'll take the chance.