Re: Marlins Shopping Logan Morrison, should the sox get him to play 1b?
posted at 11/15/2012 11:18 PM EST
In response to toccooa's comment:
So I guess by your unrealistic standards we should field a team of Mauro Gomez', since no FA in their right mind would sign for what YOU think they are worth.
Softlaw was right, but the jock sniffers were bent over cheerleading middle management's FA disco. I only come here to read Softlaw and Bill and PelosiReturns, but leave because of all the sanatized propaganda on this Board. No, Crawford @ 142M was an unrealistic standard. Jenks @ 12M was an unrealistic standard. An early extension for Beckett was an unreleastic standard. 6M for a career backup catcher with a market value nearly half that is an unreleastic standard.
In your catatonic drivel, you left out my low one year single digits base FA contract with option offer that would acquire Loney to platoon with Gomez. You also left out that "all-time great deal" that left the giant hole at 1st base.
I'm the one who said the Twins could afford to and would extend Mauer. There's a stooge on here who said the Twins couldn't afford to buy out Mauer's free agent years. His only pitiful spin is that I said it would be for base 16 to 18, when I said that his value ended at that point but the Twins could afford to pay up to base 25M and, because of issues beyond baseball production, would extend him.
Oh, and howd that 1 yr market for "the racist" (your words) Hunter work out for ya? 2/26, thats how it worked out. Good for him, hes certainly worth it.
It worked out great, because his value ends as a back bencher platoon guy on a low single digits base and it scared the incompetent Cherry off. The question is, how will 2 and 26 million work out for the Tigers. The answer will be "Maggs", and "when do we write this off and try to sweep it under the rug".
You have no clue, and it becomes yet even more clear with every post on FA you make.
In fact, InEpstein and Cherry and you have no clue, and it becomes more clear with nearly every FA targets and market off they make. A clueless man who says "that' just how it works", offers 142M to Crawford and 26M to old man loser Hunter.
The near quarter billion dollar a year labor dance hasn't worked well for the Red Sox. Buying Hunter for 26M from an LA dumpster would have fit perfectly with the Red Sox middle management "philosophy" of overpaying old and 2nd and 3rd rate profiles by bidding against themselves and expanding the market before the last calls are made by the desperate players.
The Red Sox need to acquire J. Upton, not chase 2nd and 3rd rate FA in a pitiful FA market that has zeo first rate profiles.
You begged for Hunter and a bill of 26M. Your basis was his contract year and less than full year production numbers, and your meaningless rhetoric about "what a great clubhouse leader he is".
It's about value and fit, understanding market value and the market value bidding process. You and the Red Sox middle management are about being the biggest bend over and stick it in space for Big Labor.
The sure sign of incompetence is despearately bidding in FA markets when those markets provide nothing but bad debt on the value and fit department.
Let's see the next "deal of the century" trade from Cherry. The FA stimulis for old back catchers and 2nd rate OF'ers and pitchers has been an abject failure only topped by the entitlement fiscal cliff for a bankrupt federal government that has made false promises to the entitlement voting national electorate. Warren Buffet should simply take care of them as he's so committed to do, and pitch in his fair share by simply donating to the National Trust when he finished fighting them on the tax code he claims overcharged him.
haha..Thanks. I figured that would get a nice mindless rant out of you...