Posted by MikeT23 on 10/31/2013 2:11:00 PM (view original):
Posted by mchalesarmy on 10/31/2013 2:09:00 PM (view original):Check back with me when his 5 year contract is over.
I know I can be dense. Fairly regularly in fact.
But that guy hasn't devolving into anything but a very slightly less solid SS.
5 years is irrelevant.
The correct comparison would be 1 season from now, since as you stated you brought him up 2 seasons early.
So you lost him for THIS season and NEXT season. Those are the only two relevant seasons to the comparison.
His ratings for this season and next are most likely going to be better than the first two years he was making BL minimum.
Obviously if he was your best chance of winning no one can fault your decision, but don't kid yourself, you lost ownership of a "better" player by bringing up "developing player" early.