Originally Posted by DumpJerry
Look at Washington for contrast. They have been a drafting disaster with the top picks. One top pick refused to sign, the next one is undergoing Tommy John today after being rushed to The Show to sell more tickets........
1. Crow not signing was a blessing. (Edit: is anyone in Washington lamenting the fact they've got Drew Storen instead of Aaron Crow? God, I hope not.)
2. Strasburg was not rushed. What did he need to learn in the minors? They treated him very, very delicately, and he broke down. He'll probably come back and be a very good pitcher. Did they botch the pick? Uh, no. It's Strasburg. There is literally no one else in that class a reasonable ballclub would have considered with the number one pick.