Re: A Little 2012 v. 2013 Payroll Math
posted at 1/4/2013 4:32 PM EST
In response to Softlaw1's comment:
Out: Crawbust 20M and AGon 22M and Beckett 17M and Ross= 62M
In: Shane 13M and Dumpster 13.25M and Napoli 13M and S. Drew 9.5M + Gomes 5M + Hanrahan 4.1M + Uehara 4.25M = 62.1M
Shane and Gomes = 18M
Crawbust and Ross = 23M
While it's a value improvement, with Ellsbury and his 10 million labor costs, it's not exactly a big improvement.
Agon = 22M
Napoli = 13M
This might appear to be a great value improvement, unless what considers the recent history and medical issues with Napoli. In addition, Napoli is not the defender that AGon is, nor is he close to being the overall hitter that AGon is.
Beckett = 17M
Dumpster = 13M Hanrahan = 4.1M Uehara 4.25M = 21.25M
I think this is a good value improvement, only because of the decent pen arms, not because of Dumpster v. Beckett
Drew at 9.5M appears to be a value from the "savings", but this guy is damaged goods who continues the Red Sox debacle of "the slugging SS and hurt the pitching staff on defense SS".
Overall, it's a value improvement, but it's still embarrassing to construct a roster and spend the same kind of labor costs and not, in any way, substantially improve the value and capability of the roster.
In all this money, sideways on starting pitchers and nearly 23 million for two Centerfielders who do not compliment one another at all. The first base slot has been downgraded, and there is still nothing defensively at SS. The only improvement has been in the pen depth, but that was the strongest part of the 2012 embarrassment 160 million plus labor group.
Unless a big trade that improves roster construction is on the wings, the Red Sox need a new GM, yesterday.
You know you lose all credibility in your analyses when you do name calling as part of your argument.