I didn't want Cassel to begin with. I thought they should hold onto Thigpen (especially if we had kept Gailey) and draft Sanchez. Sit Sanchez for the year while putting some pieces on the team for 2010. We could have used that 2nd round pick to pick up Max Unger, Patrick Chung, Conner Barwin or Rey Malaluga, all of which would have helped the team more than Tyson Jackson does.
There is no way to tell if Sanchez would have turned out better with sitting for a year but we wouldn't be any worse off than we are now.