Carey Saders wrote:Why are people so excited about Towles when Ramon Hernandez can easily put up better numbers?
First, Towles brings a "sexy" element to the table: SBs. Russell Martin might be the only guy out there that can pitch in on the SB category. That's pretty sexy to people.
But the next obvious one is that he has some hype. People like prospects. People want to get the next hot thing out on the market.
Plus, they are probably worried about Ramon's season last year where he wasn't all that. It's like picking whether you want an option that's has limited upside versus a catcher with high upside as well as bringing a unique element to the table.