Re: Oswalt to Cardinals, does Ben still go for a SP?
posted at 1/28/2012 2:48 PM EST
In Response to Re: Oswalt to Cardinals, does Ben still go for a SP?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Oswalt to Cardinals, does Ben still go for a SP? : aviles is not better than scutaro...dumping players to save money, or give it to your over the hill DH, is dumb....no team improves by signing garbage and lowering their costs....i agree that we have a good team and if the yanks, rangers, tigers, and angels had stood pat, and not improved their teams, then this would be ok - but they didnt, and we havent signed/promoted anyone better than the person they replaced....Oswalt was needed badly imho...we are talking 8 million...the amount they gifted to a washed up Smoltz, and Cameron - that was a pretty good bargain to get an Oswalt.... there is no spinning this - Ben screwed up royally here
Posted by georom4[/QUOTE]
Nobody said that Aviles was better or worse or the same as Scutaro...but honestly, Aviles might be just as good a hitter as Scutaro - but time will tell with that.
Scutaro was dumped for the reasons I mentioned earlier. Plain and simple.
As others have stated, maybe the issue is that Oswalt does not want to play in Boston - PERIOD...and I do not expect BC to overspend to try to convince him to play here.
In 2011 the Red Sox were the big spenders, and here we are a year later whining that they're not bringing in a bunch of players that have question marks next to their names...we've made those mistakes enough already.
The Angels and Tigers now can climb up the fat cat ladder with the Yanks and Sox...and to say the Yanks and Rangers have greatly improved themselves is marginal at best right now...on paper what they did looks good between Darvish, Pineda and Kuroda but let's see how they do on the field before anointing those teams as making great strides for 2012.
Who says Padilla or Silva might not rebound and be similar to Kuroda? Who knows if Darvish is equivalent to Dice-K...Pineda probably is the best of the group and he cost the Yanks their top prospect. But still a good move by them.
The Sox moved Reddick to get Bailey which I feel was also a good move by them. So the grass isn't always greener.