Thursday, October 28, 2004

Diamonds In The Rough

Baseball America has released a list of minor league free agents. These are the true diamonds in the rough--players who have been bouncing around the minors for a few years. You might recognize such luminaries as Billy McMillon, Clay Bellinger and Jose Jimenez. I'm definitely not an expert on the Minor Leagues, but I'm sure there are a few useful players on this list.

To be successful given the constraints this team is currently under, we're going to need management that knows what they're looking for and how to use these players to fill out the last few roster spots at a low cost, regardless of whether we've heard their name before or not. (Are you listening, James Baldwin?)