BPs Kevin Goldstein on Stephen Strasburg


Take a deep breath. Strasburg has thrown in four professional games in the AFL. Scouts love finding the new guy, and Strasburg is talented enough to be the new guy. But new guys are often blowing out the radar gun because they’re doing stuff that isn’t sustainable.

The beauty of Sidd Finch is that he found a way to do it that was sustainable, because of his zen discipline. But Finch was fiction.

It isn’t a mistake to attach to phenoms and roster them, if they are cheap or go in the late rounds. But bidding these guys up puts you at a huge disadvantage. You want to roster risk cheaply. That’s the way to a better team.