A competent GM makes offers based upon value, and only with rare value and fit profiles within certain markets will the two meet.
There's a stooge on here who prevaricates to try and maintain his credibility, which is strictly a function of the owners of this platform and the shill status the stooge has here. That stooge foolishly boasted that the Twins couldn't afford Mauer. The stooge coveted Mauer but was whining about the Yankees getting Mauer. His prevarication is always the same. He claims that my offers are market offer predictions, when they are always value based offers. In the case of Mauer, I never even made what would have been a meaningless prediction about waht the Twins extended him to. I accurately said that they could afford him and would sign him, going into detail about the unique marget and individual factors that would lead the Twins to go as high as 25M and 8 years, if that's what Mauer's agent attempted to demand.
We argued for weeks over specific dolar amounts. You lie and lie and lie. It comes natural to you.
On Agon, his prevarication is the same modus. The notion that I said AGon would be a FA is about as accurate as Obama's national security cover-up to retain his demagogue authority.
You had your thread permanently at the top of the thread list. It stayed there for weeks. Anyone who is still around from back then knows very well that your whole point was that the trade was not made with a "wink-wink" agreement that he'd sign after the season began to save the Sox from budgetary problems with the luxury tax. Most of us told you he'd signan extension in April. you went to great lengths to claim he would become a FA. Now you lie again. (No surprise)
I'm the one who said the wrap-around extension would be part of the deal, which it was. The stooge likes to repeat "that's not how they do it in baseball", when he goes on about offering Wakefield 2 million dollars. He then drops it to 1M and then a begs for 3/4 million. That's not how baseball negotiations work, stooge.
I never droipped my offer for 2012. It was always $1M with incentives that could bring it to $2M or $2.5M. More lies.
The laughable part of this rathole poster is that he thinks he's being funny and clever, when he doesn't have a clue.
This from tne guy who has been wrong on every issue since the mauer signing, which he actually only got half right.
I said to budget market value for AGon and that the Padres would sell him and the Red Sox should acquire him back when the Padres owner said they weren't trading him.
Thus, Agon and his giant contract would be acquired and would still be here.
You also said the deal would be Jake & Jed. I said it would be Kelly, Rizzo & Bowden. You claimed they already had a stud 1B prospect and didn't want or need Rizzo. After the trade, instead of admitting you were wrong, you blamed the SD GM for not "holding out for jake & jed".
Ditto on Beltre.
You were against Beltre, and claimed youk would not be more likely to get hurt playing 3b over 1B, even going so far as to say 3B was easier on the body than 1B.
Crawford and Jenks, to name a few, would not be part of what makes the incompetent GM's so bad that even their apologists are silent.
And the most amusing fact is that InEpstein and Cherry have made decisions that have cost the Red Sox neraly a billion dollar in big labor costs that have produces zero playoff wins for nearly a half a decade.
You wanted CC to be our leadoff hitter, even against LHPs.
So, the author of this thread needs to take a step up from being a bid dope and do the following ratio:
The Cherry ratio is "divide his offers by 2" to reach the very best case value hope for the labor decisions he makes.
Look no further than his reacent 2 year base 3+ contract for an old career backup catcher who had never made buy about half that base in his entire career!
Needless to say, for the sake of the pitiful train wreck the Red Sox are in, I'd be willing to take over the GM's job for no charge. And as good as I am at value decisions, I could be the same big dope as the author of his thread and still do a better job than Cherry.