waynebug wrote:Not nearly that high. Probably between 20 and 30.
For all the money spent in the draft the results are not that good. The players turn out to have been overrated or were damaged goods. Why Joe Jordan is still held in such high regard is beyond me. He has conducted 6 drafts now and we are nowhere near the talent base of the rest of the AL East.
Don wrote:What knocking on Joe Jordan?
Esskay wrote:The biggest hit is not from down years, but from graduation and injury. Matusz, Arrieta, and Bell all graduated; Erbe (especially) and Givens were injured. That's 3 of the top 5 and 5 of the top 10. Down years/injury decimate a lot of the mid-tier prospects too: Lebron injured, Hobgood, Snyder, Johnson, Waring, and Mickolio all disappointed to a greater or lesser degree.
Unless the O's can snag some deep talent in next year's draft or get bounceback seasons from Hobgood, Givens, Steve Johnson, or even Patton, this could be a battom five org. real easy
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