Re: Funny Papelbon quote
posted at 11/14/2011 2:57 PM EST
In Response to Re: Funny Papelbon quote
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Funny Papelbon quote : I hear you expitch. It goes without saying that, all things being equal, any player wants to play for the club that gives him the best chance to win. But, i don't think we can say that a non-contender or lesser-contender wouldn't be able to pony up the cash. They do all the time. Do you think that, Phillies offer standing, if the Mets, or the Cubs, or the Astros, or the Nats, or some other mediocre organization with resources ponied up 5-15, that Papelbon wouldn't go where the money is? Of course he would, because that is exactly what he said he would do. That, to me is face value.
Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]
Where we part, as I said, is the stark implausibility of a contract for 5-15 from a team needing only, or mainly, a closer to put it in contention now, and only possibly nearer the end than the beginning of a five-year contract. All the clubs named have more pressing immediate needs. ( As, perhaps, do the Sox, like starting pitchers. )
Here's a wager that I would have been willing to make: that if Boston had surprisingly matched Philly's offer, or even beat it by a dime or two ( just a metaphor ), Papelbon would still have decamped for Philly. But we'll never know.
On a personal note, I hope that you, as a Penn State alumnus, will keep the faith in the university's recovery from the scandal. It is a great institution.