I know this is exceptionally nitpicky, but if I’m not mistaken, Arencibia was just a 1st round pick, not a supplemental first round pick. The Jays had two first round picks that year (2007) when they drafted Arencibia and Ahrens.
Comment by Brad Fullmer Fan — January 29, 2010 @ 4:23 pm
This next statement is just a gut statement, however, I feel like the Jays farm system has suffered from a lack of ability to develop players as much as it has from the inability to properly scout players. Or, culminate those two facts and maybe the Jays lack the ability to draft talented guys who can be developed due to makeup issues or otherwise. Again, I have no proof for this statement, just an observable “feel”.