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01-23-2013, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Mayor Bee View Post
When you say "not off the charts, but not bad either", are we talking right square in the middle? Are we talking adequate? Are we talking "marginally better than Rico Fata"?

He could very well turn out like Rico Fata. But, the same can be said for basically any prospect ever drafted - maybe not Rico Fata, but anybody can become a major bust.

Drafting prospects is similar to the arduous task of getting pregnant when you're trying. If you aren't really trying, it could happen by mistake when you least expect it (Grant Clitsome/Derek MacKenzie); if you're trying too hard, you may never develop a prospect (countless other Jacket picks). Sometimes, you have a complete miscarriage (Jeff Carter trade).

Really, the miracle of developing draft picks is quite like the miracle of birth. It's all about luck and timing.

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