Originally Posted by DBroncos4life
With that said, there’s a lot to like about the arm strength. Gonzalez will sit comfortably in the 90-94 mph range with his fastball and bump 95-96 mph on occasion, and he generates considerable arm-side run when working down in the zone.
"However, there are times when he’ll cut off his stride and rip open with his front shoulder, which leads to lower velocity and flatter offerings left up in the zone. Additionally, the right-hander doesn’t always finish his delivery and, in those instances, tends to rely on sheer arm strength rather than executing pitches."
That is a lot of money to put on the table IMO for a very unproven guy. Its like the pre-rookie wage scale for the NFL, dishing out a lot of guaranteed money hoping a guy will pan out.
And you mentioned the Dodgers hitting on Puig and Ryu, what about busting on Ishii, or the bust of Irabu, and countless other players that never could pan out.