Re: If Boston is so concerned with controlling young players
posted at 12/6/2012 11:34 PM EST
In response to craig2174's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to EnchiladaT's comment:
60% of the rest of baseball does let their prospects play through the "growing pains".... don't let any of the "real fans" get you down when they brag about Napoli or Ross or Ortiz........ I am a REAL fan and I agree with the OP entirely!
Also, notice those players who got there shot early are all becomming FAs at age 28-29. The teams losing them also lose the prime years.
but we are not small market and should not lose them if we choose
It's still a big savings and team advantage to have young players under team control (via arb) through their prime years or at least early prime, than pre-prime.
Is there any prospect player we have had in the recent past that looking back, it appears we should have brought them up earlier?
Guys, we don't have any Bryce Harpers, and haven't in a long long time.
Bradley is no Harper. Bogaerts? Seriously?
Look, to me, 2013 is still a bridge year unless or until we seriously revamp our rotation, so it makes no sense to lose a year of team control just to help us miss the playoffs by less... maybe.