Oh yes, there are so many trades--Carlos Beltran, Colby Rasmus, and Edwin Jackson at least--to discuss, and I will cover some of that on the Hotpage, but the name that caught my eye in the tranactions this last cycle was that of Michael Restovich.
Restovich was selected in the second round of the 1997 draft by the Twins, and by 1999 he was rated the #50 prospect by Baseball America, then #26 the next year, #63 in 2002 and #37 in 2003, but none of that amounted to much in the majors, as his .239-6-21 over 268 at-bats, nothing close to the .284-214-837 over 4977 minor league at-bats.
That was mostly as part of the Twins chain, and well, as you can tell he was yet another of those guys we all hoped would do it, based upon .319-19-107 totals he got as a 20-year old with 30 doubles and a fine 74 walks to 100 strikeouts at Quad Cities.
I confess I carried Restovich on my minor league rosters in a couple of leagues, and even hopefully drafted him as a reserve in Tout Wars way back when.
Now 32-years old, Restovich moved to Reno and the Diamondbacks last week from the White Sox, and well, yet once again we are all dissappointed by what might have been.
Probably no less than Restovich, though.