Inukchuk wrote:So are you contending that there is no way your team would be better with an active player for the first half of the season rather than Liriano, who has yet to contribute anything of value?
...and exactly how would he be assurred of drafting a player who contributes rather than some other mid-round middle of the road player who didn't do squat?
He can't. His team is reflective of how accurate his player evaluations were - and it sounds to me like he did a decent job.
You didn't answer my question correctly. I didn't ask if Liriano was the best option in the 14th round of his draft. I asked if he was contending that there was no
way his team would have been better at this point with someone else. It was rhetorical. Obviously his team would be better if he had one of any number of productive guys that were drafted after he grabbed Liriano. He said his team was in second (at the time) with Liriano riding pine, and I simply said it could have been better with someone else in that spot instead.
As far as the second half goes, that remains to be seen. It's my opinion that Liriano remains a risk, and I wouldn't go out of my way to try to acquire him. Obviously, others feel differently and I wish them (and Liriano) the best of luck.
Is evrerybody who drafted Smoltz and idiot? How about Rollins - everybody should have seen that coming. Everyonre should have known David Ortiz was done.
Obviously not. That's a stupid thing to ascertain. But you're comparing apples to oranges there. Liriano was much more of an injury risk than Smoltz, Rollins, and Ortiz. It doesn't take some magical predictive skill to reason that Liriano may get hurt again. It takes nothing more than common sense. Elbow trouble + poor mechanics = injury risk.
The red flags for the three you mentioned were not nearly as glaring as Liriano's.
Also, there seems to be a bit of a misguided train of thought that everyone who is pondering Liriano's 2nd half drafted him and has kept him on their rosters the entire year.
In my reply to poo holes, that was exactly the case.
[/quote]Who cares where he was drafted. The question now is what will he do in the 2nd half?[/quote]
This is, of course, what is relevant now. I suppose that if you have a roster spot, he's a decent speculative pick up. I wouldn't drop a contributing player for him, but if you have a black hole on your roster, you could do worse...