June 06, 2010

There were five players chosen ahead of Derek Jeter in the '92 MLB draft. What are they doing today?:

The only thing I regret is not taking steroids, as bad as it sounds, [Mottola] said. Im not mad at them. Im more mad at the system that allowed it to happen. Maybe if I had done it, Id be living the way theyre living. But I know the way I played, and Im not bitter at all.

posted by mr_crash_davis to baseball at 01:00 PM - 1 comment

Ah, the only guy here who really didn't do anything is Wallace. Mottola does have a career in baseball. Shuey, Hammonds and Nevin all had decent careers and made the proverbial shitload of money. I would think you could find a better example of the old "how much of a crapshoot the draft is" than this.

However, I am not a Jeter hater. I think he's one of the smartest players I've ever seen.

Good read, thanks.

As accompanying material - here's Posnanski on Bryce Harper

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:52 AM on June 07

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