Pete Dymeck writes:
Bourn would easily be signed with someone if it wasn’t for the loss of the draft pick. How valuable are draft picks? Well, just look at two ex-ones, now with the Mets… C Travis d-Arnaud and SP Noah Syndergaard. One is about to make the majors while the other will finish the year in AA ball; however, both still have six more years of control my the Mets. Go ahead and add up how much any catcher named Molina would cost you over the next six seasons vs. the minimum salary or arbitration figures and you can see the cost effectiveness of growing your own on the farm.
Colin Wyers points out what’s down the road for the HOF vote process:
Look, PEDs or no PEDs… you just can’t get all these people in if you’re only going to vote on 10 each year. The system needs to be revamped.
Jayson Stark wrote one of the best HOF stories. Here’s part of it, but link on his name for the complete gem:
Kevin Kernan wrote about Travis d-Armaud:
Okay, so d’Arnaud isn’t signing off on my “stay off the radar and spend some time in Las Vegas: theory.