"Belittling" is a word, for a captious poster who is not a very good liar. And, no, you did not place a lower value on Crawford, nor did you intensely object to his contract.
Hey fool. All my posts are still here. I was always against the CC deal. I have said he is nothing more than a glorified platoon player. I said even if he gives us his 2010 season times 7 years, the deal still stinks. I said the deal would cripple us for years to come. It's all still there, unlike your lies and back-tracksYour lies are getting bolder and bolder. You claimed CC would be greatly missed by TB. I said he wouldn't. You want CC to be our leadoff hitter, even now. I have said he shouldnt ever bat leadoff and shouldnt bat higher than 6th vs RHPs and 8th vs RHPs. Sounds like you "value" him more than me. I have advocated trading himand eating what it takes of his contract. Sounds like I value him more than you? I think not! You want to promote him to leadoff! You! The guy who has roasted Jake for a low OBP wants a guy who has had just one "blip" of a high OBP his whole 10 year career. An OBP (.364) that is still below Jake's now! You bring up jake's OPS vs LHPs, but ignore CC's horrible splits. Get real, clown. You value him way more than I do.
How about those Rays, not going away and everything, upon which you started multiple threads of pontification.
Unlike you, I am OK with not having to think I need to be perfect to be a man. I thought TB would win 90-92 games. Right now, it looks like I will miss by about 4-5 games.
It's not surprising that you favor paying Ellsbury 12 to 14M to FA, based upon one season. It's called the Crawford pinciple.
Lies. Find where I said we should sign him. I have said he will likely walk. I have never said a single word about signing him and never mentioned any dollar amount. You just lie, lie, lie. Show me a quote you clown!
So, your plan is to pay Bellsbury 12 to 14 M and Francouer platooner 8 to 10M for 2012 and 2013.
You can't stop the lies. I exposed your claim that Francouer makes $5-6M. He is due about $1M from here on out. He has a mutual $4M option for 2012. I never said I wanted him extended. I said he'd be dirt cheap to get and would offer a very capable RH'd bat to platoon for Reddick or Crawford. We'd have Jake and a better offensive RF and all our top prospects. Jeff can play elsewhere next year. Jake can walk after 2 1/3 more seasons, unless we can get more for him than his worth. You have gone on and on about his value never being higher for about 2 1/2 years now. It keeps rising. You misjudged his prime production and based your trade proposals on wishful thinking, faulty understandings of how teams rebuild, and neglect the fact that other teams know he has Bora$$ as an agent. You assume other GMs are as dumb as you.
My plans is to pay Kemp 20M and Reddick/Kalish virtual zero.
Your plan is 1.3 years of the headcase Kemp plus 3-4 top prospects and 2.3 years of prime Jake.
1) LA does not want a Bora$$ FA to be. They'd want cheaper players. that's why it's called a "salary dump" fool.
2) I have no problem shedding prospects, but not to open one hole to fill another.
Moonslow's Plan: 2012 Crawford 20M Ellsbury 7M Francouer/Reddick0 4M = 31M 2013 Crawford 20M Ellsbury 7M platoon or FA ?
The Francouer 2012 option is mutual: look up the meaning clown. My 2011 plan is Crawford by default (although, unlike you, I have said we should eat part of his deal and trade him), Ellsbury, Reddick/Francouer. 2012, would be to find a guy like Francouer but better or cheaper.
5M = 32M 2014 Crawford 20M Ellsbury 20M? platton or FA? 5M = 45M ? 108 M 3 years 2015 Crawford 20M ? ? My Plan: 2012 Crawford 20M Reddick/Kalish 0 Kemp 20M = 40M 2013 Crawford 20M Reddick/Kalish 0 Kemp 20M = 40M 2014 Crawford 20M Reddick/Kalish 0 Kemp 20M = 40M 120 M 3 years 2015 Crawford 20M Reddick/Kalish 3 Kemp 20M = 43M Your plan has ? for 2013 and beyond, and pays Ellsbury 12 to 14M to become a FA and which time you give him a Crawford contract or you look elsewhere or just make it up year to year.
My plan is to keep Ells until we get a deal worthy or realistic enough to consider or get the draft picks when he walks. My plan is to keep our best players in their prime, not sell low and watch them tear up the league on another team. My plan was never to sign CC. You want him to lead off. My plan was to not waste money on poor CERA catcher that can only catch 1/5th of the games even now. My plan is to expose your lies and continue to root for the best team in MLB.
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