Dayn Perry compiled a fun list of draft-day near-misses, proving that hindsight is indeed perfect. While the Giants came out losers five times on the list, the Dodgers embarrassed themselves only once — but it was a doozy. From "One pick away: 20 great draft blunders" at CBSSports.com:
2. 1983 - Dodgers take Erik Sonberg at #18, Red Sox take Roger Clemens at #19
Question: What is 354? Answer: It's Sonberg's major-league win total subtracted from Clemens's major-league win total. It should be noted that 354 is also Clemens's major-league win total.
Does Erik Sonberg have a son? Because we just might end up drafting him.