Cubswin11 wrote:I mean I said it’s a worst case outcome, there’s still value in producing cheap bench/role, second division starter type players internally vs having to pay millions for them. And yeah as a top 50 prospect you hope for more but even for top 50 prospects turning in to a useful bench/role player is a positive outcome, a lot of those guys won’t even make it as any type of MLB player in the next 2-5 years.
Yes, and it's not enough to cover blowing 2020+ on. I value producing those kind of players plenty, name names even, and am plenty happy to give it to guys who fully qualify for that kind of opportunity - like the Giambrones and Shorts who float in and out year to year - and not guys who are *currently top 50 prospects in baseball right now right now during what, since it's happening now, can be considered the most important offseason of Epstein and Friend's respective careers*
The immediate opportunity cost on missing on the evaluation of Hoerner, and as we've seen with Almora, Russell, and friends the Cubs are more likely to miss up than down, is *massive*