Re: Sox Sign Drew
posted at 12/18/2012 10:05 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to bt33's comment:
it is true the crawford deal was terrible from the start - just like the lugo deal, the matusaka, lackey, and jd drew deals were, but it's also true that crawford was for 7 @ 142 and this is 1 @ 9.5. the point might be that the sox are overpaying for a bunch of mediocre talent, which is hard to dispute, but the impact of these "bad" signings cannot be compared to the kind of huge, colossal mistakes that crippled the franchise. you can completely disagree with the red sox purported philsophy of sorts of doing shorter term FA contracts (with a premium added for fewer years) but as walter in the big lebowski said, "say what you want about the tenets of national socialism dude, at least it's an ethos."
I would probably agree that $142M of bad money (money spent on crahp) spread over 7 years may be worse than $160M+ spreead out over 3 years to 8 players, but come on, we are spending about $77M this year on this...
$9.5M/1 S Drew
$6.2M/2 D Ross
Yeah, it's only "short term", but in 2014 we will be paying about $60M for SV/MN/DO/RD/JG/DR. That's an average of $10M per scrub.
you do realize that Dempster, Victorino, Napoli, and Dempster have all made teh all-star team within the last 3 years , right?>
Moon, we brough in very solid MLB players. Dont let this board jade you. Most people hating our acquisitions hate them for one reason. They love watching homegrown youngsters come into their own. They dont hate the moves for baseball reasons. They hate them because they would rather watch prospects.
This isnt crap. Its a bunch of very good players. Its just that those players are over 30.