Give the specifics.
Was it Guthrie $10M/2?
Is that it?
When I make my suggested offers, I will say if it is below market or has no chance of happening. You pretend they will happen. Last year, you suggested we sign one of the 5 starters to a $1M/1 year deal. You had no contingency plans stated if none would agree to your 25% of market value offers. You clearly assumed one could be had at those ridiculaously lowball suggested offers.
While I realize offering McCarthy $22M/3 is an "overpay", I know that it is close to what he will realistically get.
Yiou know mny specific offers I have made on other threads, since you bashed all but my Guthrie and Saunders contingency plan offers. Why is it that you insist we keep repeating offers we have laid out on other threads, yet you refuse to lay out your offers again and again.
Plus, sometimes you claim you made specific offers, while other times, you deny you arte softy, and you did not make those offers, so let's hear 'em again?
1st choice: McCarthy $22M/3
2nd: Marcum $27M/3 (I'd actually sign both if they saidf yes, then trade Morales & Doubront and maybe even Aceves as well.)
3rd: A Sanchez $36M/3 (will probably not be enough, but I'd try this offer if we can't get #1 or #2 above. I would not offer sanchez this if we got Mccarthy and/or Marcum.)
4th: Guthrie $11M/2 (but only if we plan on trading Doubront or Morales)
5th: Saunders or J Sanchez ($2M/1 or $3M/2)
I would not even offer Hamilton, Greinke or Haren a deal. It would be too insulting to them.
I would begrudgingly offer Napoli $36M/3, but I do not think that will get him. (I'd trade Salty even if we don't get Napoli.)
I'd try and trade Ellsbury (for Romo and H Sanchez?) and if so, then try and sign:
1) A Pagan $18M/3
2) Bourn $24M/2
Bring on the hyperbole and lies.