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Old 11-12-2019, 10:00 AM
ChiTownTrojan ChiTownTrojan is offline
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It's notable that every one of the past few WS winners brought in high-priced pitching from outside the organization. Not just solid 2's-3's, but the absolute best pitchers in the game (Sherzer/Sale/Verlander/Lester/etc.). These were all guys who were very well established beforehand and got major contracts, not really "shrewd" scouting moves. I hope Hahn sees that and recognizes it as a necessary ingredient to be a true contender.

There are two exceptions I can think of where a team "bought low" on a player that developed into an ace - the Cubs with Arrieta, and the Astros with Cole. Most cases though it's been ponying up money in FA.
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