...would Nelsen still be on this team? Ray seems to have a rather quick draw when it comes to evaluating young players. I don't know if any of the trades made this year were particularly egregious, and there were different reasons behind all of them, but Talley, Armstrong, Zadie, Lisi, and Perez are all contributing to their new teams. We can certainly live without all these players but at the same time when you give a young guy like Nelsen a year to develop you can sometimes be rewarded. Namoff seems likely to be gone next. Obviously Ray's job is to win now, but giving serious minutes to McKinley, Williams, and Lazo every game seems questionable. At least give the young guys a game or two to prove they don't belong. On the other hand, he seems to like Chino. Ray seems to coach as if he thinks we have a reserve team where the young players can get lots of minutes and you only bring them into the first team once they are definitely better than the veteran they're replacing.