Rounders wrote: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.
Or, if you are in first place by one game and just had Victoriano AND Beltran go on the dl, you might be desperate for some hope from your OF. The waiver wire for OFs has been raided already, so its Kearns or Upton...