Re: A Realistic View at 2014: Part I
posted at 12/4/2013 9:17 AM EST
Moon, you said wait until after Thanksgiving and things would start moving. It was a logjam/ice jam and now some big pieces are flowing over the dam!
I thought Ells was gone but the size of that contract shocks me. I wish him well and appreciate all he accomplished, but I do have some misgivings about his makeup and playing in NY.
I figured he'd get at least $105M/6 and probably $140M/7, so the number does not shock me. The team he went to did, but I'm glad he went their. That deal will continue to choke the life out of the Yanks. They can continue to keep all their resources tied up with a handful of players.
I prefer the balanced approach.
OK, what's the story on Granderson? Health and contract wise? Choo might be a fit for our needs but I'm really leery about big contracts now. I remember a couple years ago we needed a reliever and didn't know where to find the money to get one. No more having our hands tied, and speaking of that, NYY's?
I think Choo will sign with the Tigers very soon.
I'm not sure about Grandy, but he may be more suited for LF than CF.
I think our choices will come down to Napoli vs Beltran, with napoli having the edge right now. We could get both, but we'd have to deal a pitcher to make budget room, and I'm not sure Ben wants two high priced FAs at this point in time.