"Collin Cowgill (25-OF) At least average tools across the board but blocked at the Big League level. He looks to be a very solid 4th OFer with the chance to be a regular on a non-contender."
A report on Oaklands prospects about A yr ago said this about him.I know at one point he was considered A better prospect than what this shows and I was surprised that we got him for only marte.Then I looked and he kind of fell off the radar A bit.He only has 66 mlb at bats and In my opinion the jury still out.lets see what he can do.
I know alot of people are doudting this move but in truth...We ,as mets fans,have watched us sign A (at the time) 35 year old pitcher,who was lucky to even have A mlb team want him.Win 20 games,make an allstar team,and win A cy young at the age of 37.
One of our "cant miss" prospects,miss, then go on to be one of the best dayum closers in the league.
is it that impossible that this guy cant hot 280 with 15-16 homers and steal 30 bags?
your right.thats usually very telling in predicting future events
Obviously you get lucky once in a while. But Dickey was the perfect storm, Omar signed him just as he was finishing recreating himself. But those stories are 1 in a thousand.
You know what all the scouting reports said about Cowgill when the A's got him?. A decent 4th outfielder.
That's a good high ceiling guy to pin your hopes on.
He's as good as Dickey was when we first got him.
There ya go
How sad that so many here have become accepting of mediocrity.
That's what I meant to say.
Unknown is better than a known scrub.