Re: MEMO TO BEN & LUCCIANO"S..... @ 16,5MIL REQUEST BY BIG PAPI, HAS ANYONE TESTED.....
posted at 2/7/2012 12:18 AM EST
In Response to Re: MEMO TO BEN & LUCCIANO"S..... @ 16,5MIL REQUEST BY BIG PAPI, HAS ANYONE TESTED.....
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: MEMO TO BEN & LUCCIANO"S..... @ 16,5MIL REQUEST BY BIG PAPI, HAS ANYONE TESTED..... : Papi will get about the same as VMart this year, on a one-year contract.
If Papi wins arb, he'll make $16M while VMart makes $13M ($12.5 luxury hit).
And he is a much better hitter than VMart.
Yes, he is, but when we play in NL parks, where does Papi play? At least we could have found a couple of positions to get VMart's bat in the line-up.
And you do know that VMart is out for the year, right?
Yes, most of us know that, but who knows if he would have been hurt had history been changed over a year ago.
I was not for bringing VMart back, but once I saw what he signed for with Detroit, I second-guesses my position. Had we given him $13M x 4 and let Papi walk last year, who knows what might have happened. We can assume Wake would have done a lot better .with VMart as his caddy than Salty. (I'm assuming VMart would have caught 25-50 games and DH'd the rest.) Maybe Youk could have stayed healthier had he been able to DH 25-50 games instead of playing 3B full-time.
Papi had some nice stats last year, but we really needed something like 120 RBIs or some walk-off hits. I'm hoping we see more of that this year, and if anyone can do it, it's Papi. The guy is legendary.
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