So you want Madson (4 yr 44 M) instead of Bailey? If that is the case we would have spent almost as much on Madson as Paps (4 yrs 50M) got in Philly. So why not just sign Paps. BTW are you not one of the ones that continually complain about being ham strung by long term contracts. Which is what Paps or Madson would have done?
We did get the steady Nick Punto, utiltiy man deluxe, but we already had one of those who could hit for power. Not any more. I wish Jed well. Then there's Sweeney, had to let Reddick go to get him along with Bailey, then we learn Kalish is on the shelf.
Brilliant there BC. I'd have rather they re-signed Nancy to a one or two year contract, at least we would know we were going get some HR's from the RF position.
Sweeney had a better OBP and Ave than our RF last year Just not as many HRs.
Could have signed Andruw, who was a superb fit for the RS, and would have kept him from hurting us as a Yankee. But no, Sweeney made more sense. What does Ben do now that Kalish is out? Go get another LH RF to platoon with Sweeney?
We have several OF in AAA and AA that can fit the bill as well as Reddick or Kalish could until Kalish is ready. As well as Mac and Lin
And still, BC has done nothing to address the major deficiency with this team, the starting rotation. If he tries to fill those 4 and 5 slots with Bard, Aceves, and Miller, this team is destined for the cellar in 2012.
You really think that Bard Aceves and Miller will be worse than last year? Which BTW was with out Clay for over half the year and Lackey with a bad shoulder.
Bard cannot come right out of the gate pitching every 6th day. He needs a year of spot starting to get used to the grind and strengthen his legs.
I'm so glad you know so much about Bard and his ability to be a SP. A year seriously. If he started last month he will have 5 months of preparation. It is not like NYY who moved Joba in to SP in less than a month or so.
Aceves can go into the rotation because he did just that last year, although woefully.
In 4 starts he had 2 one run games a 4 run and a 6 run game. That is not bad for a guy who was preparing as a MR guy.
Miller is just all over the place....
made a huge mistake not re-signing Bedard.
When you look at the numbers for when he was here he is no better than Miller
Now, if the RS do go out and sigh Jackson, or Oswalt, or even Kuroda, which could mean 12-15 more wins, it could make a diffence between 5th or 1st.
One would be nice I'd rather Garza tho.....
And re-sign Wake, that's another guaranteed 8-10 wins.
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