Jose Quintana moving from the AL to the NL is the rare case when players in an -only league discover “found money” in FAAB free agency. Those who saved can prosper. All-too-frequently however, it can be shrewder to use FAAB money earlier, incrementally, because “big-fish” free agents simply never come.
The easy thing to do is overreact if your team missed on adding Eric Thames and James Paxton on draft day. Don’t compound the sense of loss by making mistakes in analysis.