Re: Sox Sign Drew
posted at 12/18/2012 9:21 PM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
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?>
Yes, but be truthful, how many of these guys realistically have a chance to make the 2014 Allstar game?
Moon, we brough in very solid MLB players. Dont let this board jade you.
I was against these deals before I read a word from this board. Nothing said here has changed my opinion one bit, except that someone pointed out that we can trade these guys tahis July and get some nice prospects.
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.
Yes, I get that, but that is not my angle and never was. Most of my plans involved trading for prospects and trading some away.
This isnt crap. Its a bunch of very good players. Its just that those players are over 30.
OK, maybe they aren't "crahp", but it was a "halfway effort" all the same.
I think we saw this year that teams want to win now. Every trade we;ve seen, we've seen the team acquiring MLB talent getting blasted. "Gave up too many prospects." Every free agent acquisition, we;ve seen the media scream overpay.
I think what we are seeing is that teams have a lot more money these days and no longer want to take a chance on a handful of maybes. Teams are going out and paying proven ML players. The trade value of prospects has plummeted. Two top 5 prospects + for Dickey. A haul of prospects for Shields. LAD threw in their two best prospects when Ben prob would have made the deal for salary relief alone.
I dont think we could build a team around trades due to the decreasing value of prospects. However, I would have preferred to trade for a young(ish) / elite corner outfielder.
But hey, Ben has a little Theo in him , and is prob going to overrate the kids. This combined with the fact that he would have had to trade the best of them for an elite player, probably swayed him to look towards VIC instead.
Personally, I would have signed Vic, Naps, Dempster. And traded for an elite slugging CO instead of spending of Gomes. So I give Ben a B and agree that it wasnt a full effort. But I tell you one thing, we are .500 or better at the deadline, we will be in a position then to bring in a slugger. Maybe Stanton will be available then.