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by consigliere » Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:26 am
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by Mcreek » Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:05 pm
Consigliere wrote:Just thought I'd share some notes, a lot happened yesterday and my next report won't be out for almost a week:- Akron catcher Javi Herrera was traded. For who or what I dunno..
by ArtGold » Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:49 pm
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by swerb » Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:21 pm
ArtGold wrote:For a historical perspective for a second (since we are discussing his release and he was a high draft pick), here are the Indians picks in the first five rounds by year, 1996-2003. I use this period because those are the players who should be significant major leaguers by now or on the verge of making the majors:1996 Danny Peoples, Ryan McDermott, Jarrod Mays, JD Brammer, Grant Sharpe1997 Tim Drew, Jason Fitzgerald, Edgar Cruz, Rob Vael, Rob Pugmire, Eric Thompson, Jon Hamilton1998 CC Sabathia, Zach Sorensen, Todd Pratt, Ron Marietta, Ryan Dreese1999 Will Hartley, Eric Johnson, Jeff Baker, Curtis Gay2000 Corey Smith, Derek Thompson, Brian Tallet, Kenneth Folsom, Sean Swedlow, Adam Cox, Rashad Eldridge2001 Dan Denham, Alan Horne, JD Martin, Mike Conroy, Jake Dittler, Nick Moran, Travis Foley, Marco Mendoza2002 Jeremy Guthrie, Matt Whitney, Micah Schilling, Brian Slocum, Pat Osborn, Jason Cooper, Dan Cevette, Fernando Pacheco, Louis Francisco2003 Mike Aubrey, Brad Snyder, Adam Miller, Javier Herrera, Ryan Garko, Ben Harrison, Juan ValdesI excluded anything beyond the first 5 rounds because now you are getting into elements of luck instead of insights, and anything past 2003 because we are still speculating about those players, not really getting a fair comprehensive read on them yet.Understanding that some players struggle due to injuries, which may not be predictable, do you really think this list constitutes a successful talent evaluation program? If you were the CEO of this organization, wouldn't you at least be critically evaluating your talent evaluation or talent development process? Yet, they eliminated their Venezuelan team (due to political unrest) and one of their two Dominican League teams.I know some folks don't agree with me about this, but I still believe the main recent (past couple of years) objective is cost containment in player development and procurement. I believe this past draft continues to meet that objective.
by ArtGold » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:28 am
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by consigliere » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:59 am
ArtGold wrote:BTW - Thanks for the great site guys, on top of the great daily articles, the information discussions are very informative. Glad you have the nerve to take on Nosco for some columns, though I don't always agree with him I like his independent critical thinking. Independent thinking seems to permeate the entire site! My favorite aspect of the site is that it not only informs, it encourages you to think. I was beginning to believe that was a lost art.
by ArtGold » Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:10 pm
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