Esen wrote: chipper wrote:
Esen wrote:Jimmy Rollins - wouldnt touch him with a 20 foot pole.
Yeah who would want him?
Would you touch him with a 2nd round 20 foot pole?
The Artful Dodger wrote:Joe Nathan, Huston Street - I wouldn't want to take a closer who may very well be midseason trade bait.
I can see not wanted to draft a closer who may end up a set man if traded, but Joe Nathan being traded can only helps his value. He'll remain a closer and most likely goes to a better team (Not that being on a better team increases save opps, but it definitely doesn't lower his value).
Rollins is being drafted way too high sometimes even over Reyes and Hanley.
In my opinion he not worth that high of a pick and he will not be there in the 3=2nd round.
no way Im going to waste a 1st round pick on him - I do not think he is that elite of a player. its my opinion, you can draft him any way you want,
Well when you stated you would not touch him with a "20 foot pole" you make it seem like he belongs nowhere near the first few rounds. Whether you like him 1st round or not, that's simply not so.
I keep hearing people say they don't want to pay for his "career year."
What happened when people paid for his career year from 2006? How'd that work out? ....Yeah.
Of course everyone's entitled to their own opinion, I just question yours when you say things like you wouldn't want to take Nathan because he may be "midseason trade bait". You're not understanding the concept behind that philosophy. Only closers who aren't very good qualify for that type of reasoning, due to the fact they may no longer be closers once traded. A guy like Nathan (top 3-5), will be the closer wherever he goes.
Nathan's situation would most likely improve if anything....and Rollins, should be touched by any and all 20 foot poles....