- Mar 11, 2007
Well yeah! That’s the ideal for a GM…. As your star SS hits a certain age, his mL understudy that was picked 4-5 years ago is ready to step in and almost without even a step backwards.When you look at how Jeremy Pena did this year, I start to wonder how he was rated as a prospect compared to Marcelo Mayer. Houston gambled on letting Correa go and handing the job to Pena. Now Pena is the World Series MVP, and a cost controlled star for the next several years at arguably the most important position on the diamond. Players like that make a GM's job so much easier, when they can have cost controlled stars and only need to fill a few gaps with free agents to make a contender. I love X, but if we could have someone like Pena in Mayer, I wouldn't want to block him positionally or financially.
If Mayer is that guy…. There’s at LEAST 2 full seasons where there’s a gap.