Keith Law examines the Carlos Quentin trade and explains why the White Sox got more than just salary space in return for the outfielder, who seems like a poor fit in the confines of San Diego's spacious park.
Because of the high volume of rounds, the reality of good but formerly overlooked players on MLB rosters and the international influence, there's a belief that the MLB draft is a lottery of sorts, or worse, a total crapshoot. Evidence says otherwise.
Keith Law, following his top 50 free agents on Sunday, now offers "buyer's guides" for each position. This entry: starting pitchers. A familiar name (Cliff Lee) is at the top, but value (Hisashi Iwakuma!) is scattered throughout.
When Omar Vizquel finally hangs up his cleats, he'll have piled up pretty significant totals across a lot of categories. But Keith Law contends that his career totals shouldn't merit Hall of Fame inclusion. In fact, even Vizquel's glove is over-stated.