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First Round Washouts



Looking at some of the statistics around the league today, I was surprised to see that so little attention had been paid to the year Alex Gordon is having. People are touting Adrian Gonzalez as an MVP candidate (and rightfully so) but Gordon is right behind him in WAR (6.2 to 6.1). I know some of us here were talking about how it would be nice if the Bucs could make a play for Gordon before this year, as it seemed patience was wearing thin with him in KC.

An even better example this year (especially since Florida had given up on him) is Cameron Maybin. He's not having the year that Gordon is, but they both could be players who were late-bloomers. In Gordon's case, it appears that the big concern was his play at third and inability to hit lefties. However, this year he has hit 8 homers against southpaws, so he may have turned a corner in that regard.

Now I know NH's track record with the first-round washouts hasn't been the best (Clement, Milledge), but I still think its an avenue worth pursuing. So I guess my question is, would you like to see the Buccos go after any potential washouts of other organizations? And if so, who? Thanks.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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