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12-30-2013, 02:50 PM
Thirty One
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
I think people need to learn what "sunk costs" are. The pick we drafted him in is a sunk cost. We can't do anything about it. No use *****ing about what pick we took him, that ship has sailed. If he develops into a good, tough top 4 D-man we have a good player. Would he be worth a top 10 pick? Probably not. But what's the use of *****ing about it? You can't redo the draft. Just take him for what he's worth now, who cares where he was drafted?
I think sunk costs are an important principle, but more for decision makers than for fans discussing on a message board. I'd suggest that the Rangers have a good grasp on the concept (trading Sanguinetti for two lower picks is a good example). Yankees GM Brian Cashman apparently has no grasp of the concept, as he wouldn't give Kei Igawa to San Diego unless they ate some of the Yankees' posting fee...

But if we're only allowed to discuss things that make a difference, this will be a very quiet place.

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