The River wrote:Though it may be early in the season, I think the ultimate buy low is Russell Martin as of today. For those of us who missed out on a good catcher, I think it is the appropriate time to send out offers for Martin, who is well below the Mendoza line. The only thing I am worried about is the possibity after a buy low, that Martin really does not bounce back to/near his 2007 numbers, since he is so early in his career. I am concentrating on the typical owner who worries that he or she may look like an idiot for drafting a catcher of Martin's caliber so high (as they most likely reached to draft him) so they are willing to part with him in order to avoid league embarrasment.
There was no player in baseball that I was more sure would be a bust than Martin. It was painfully obvious he had no chance of earning his draft pick. While I think he could be an ok buy low now he was a terrible pick in the first place which offsets some of the value.