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Old 01-26-2009, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Domeshot17 View Post
Even if Garza didn't turn the corner in Tampa, he still may have pitched more productive innings in his Minny Career then Broadway and McCullough will in their Career.

Porcello has to give us a reason not to anoint him. The kids has been amazing since joining the Tigers farm. Yes he may blow out his arm, but he is so smart for his years. The reason his K's were down this year is he was afraid of killing his arm and learned to be a pitcher and getting ground balls. So he isn't just pounding fastballs, but using his pitches really efficiently. I guess it stings for me because he was a guy I was really high on when he hit the draft. It was clear he was a special talent, and for the money we spent on Uribe and Erstad in 2007 we could have had him.

Yes, we draft cheap. We consistently spend in the bottom 1/3 of all teams in the draft. I am not saying we draft every above slot player on the board, but there is no reason we should not be spending in the top 1/2.

Because we can't work with Boras we constantly pass on top talent that falls in the higher rounds. His job is to get the best deals he can for his players, while I do not like him or his ethics, if I was a player I surely would want him to represent me.

And we need to make major strides to get back in the top 10. It is hard to judge a draft for a few years. Some are really high on last years draft, some are really White Sox Interactive Forums - Reply to Topicdown, I am kind of in the middle on it. We will see.
Garza did nothing for Minnesota, so really what's the use?

Porcello is a kid and hasn't pitched above A ball, I'm not anointing him and neither should anybody else. We've been hearing about Adam Miller for what, 4 years? He was a sure thing and the only sure thing about him is that he's going to be on the DL every year.

We have been somewhat cheap in the draft, some of that was drafting late, some of that was not paying over slot after the 1st round.

Until someone does a study that proves that Boras draftees = World Series championships, screw him.

We could jump up in the rankings very quickly, you never know what could happen. We exploded from an also-ran in 1999 to #1 in 2000.
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