unless you have a category for "disappointment" then it's irrelevant. what is relevant is the players actual stats. not relevant are how those stats compare to what you hoped, your shoe size, or how many lollipops you ate today.
You're joking right? People spent second and third round picks on Pedroia, and he's not even a top five second baseman this season, and he's really not been any good all season. That's relevant.
Ryan Howard and Matt Holliday have also been disappointing; think they are being traded for Delwyn Young in many leagues?
You're joking right?
if I traded Pedroia for Young in my league I would probably be tossed for collusion. that's a pretty good litmus test to decide if a suggestion is "bold" or "ludicrously dumb"
If you play fantasy based on name value, then sure maybe you'd be tossed. Young's numbers have been above average since May and his post ASB 5X5 numbers have been better than Pedroia's so far. Using his overall stats this season is simply skewing the numbers because that's what's not relevant right now.
Again, I never said I agreed with the writer of the article. I just give him credit for having the balls to give some higher risk advice for once instead of playing it conservatively.