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12-04-2012, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by LSCII View Post
I don't think Dan was saying they would find a Ripken with said pick, only that dismissing any draft choice so arbitrarily was short sighted. And you know what? He's right. It's easy to say it's just a second round pick, but all that does is devalue your own asset.

Im just playing the percentages. If nick swisher is available to sign for a 2nd round pick and Ben cherington wants swisher, he shouldn't shy away from signing swisher on the very off chance the second round selection turns into a superior player. The MLB draft is a crapshoot anyway and id wager that the most likely scenario for a 2nd rounder is a career that doesn't amount to what any FA with a qualifying offer has had and will have in the future. I'm not saying its without risk, on the off chance you land an all star with the 2nd rounder, but the risk is so minimal I would not even weigh the decision out if I'm bringing in a ML player who can help you win immediately.

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