Re: Ortiz looking for 2 years
posted at 10/24/2012 6:57 AM EDT
Awesome, 5 examples in a league of 800-1000 major leaguers. That's about 0.5%.
Sure, just hand out more bad money, why not?
Either he doesn't perform, and it's wasted. Or he actually DOES perform (at 37, a year after a heel injury cost him 6 months when people thought it would be 2-3 weeks. Those people being the team and medical staff). And if he does perform, why would I believe he WON'T whine again about an extension?
He wanted two years after 2011 (and talked about retiring a Sox at the end of it, after 2013) and got one. Seems to me one more should've been all he wanted to live up to what HE said, and retire a Sox. But no, here we go with wanting 2 years AGAIN.
The guy's head has inflated to Bondsesque proportions. He has routinely placed himself, and his stats above the team and above winning. He is NOT a team player, he's not a leader, he's nothing more than a guy that can possibly walk to the plate 4 times a game, and hope something doesn't blow out if/when he has to run the bases. And the Sox are about to pay him twice as much (in both years and money) what any other team would.
When has it EVER worked out for the Sox when they bid against themselves like this?
Beckett (second time around)?
These are all guys who got contracts above what the market was dictating. The Sox overpaid to be sure they "got their man", and they did...to the detriment of the team. Every. Single. Fing. Time.
Next up, might as well go give Hamilton 7 years and 140million. Hey, those first 2 years should be awesome, right? It's the cost of doing business, right?
It baffles me how sentimentality translates into retardation. Is that a word? Or am I being afflicted too?