Re: Sox will get swept...
posted at 10/13/2013 12:59 PM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
I get that Dempster didn't exactly light it up this year however the Sox were 18 and 14 in games started by Dempster, which is .560 winning pct from your 5th starter. \
You don't pay over $13M for a number 5.
The point about Sanchez was that for just a little more money you get a near number 1 profile instead of a number 5.
I get the argument about him wanting to play for only the Tigers, but there was no reports that the Sox even tried. What's to lose? Even if we just drove up the price for the Tigers, that would accomplish something.
Cherington and The Sox signed Dempster to be a solid middle of the rotation starter and clearly they expected more out of him based on his contract. They didn't expect him to be an ace.
Sanchez is signed for 5 years and 80M...Dempster is signed for 2 years and 26.5 in the big picture the guy gave them 32 starts and 180 innings. Unless I missed something 54M ain't exactly a few more million. It's been well documented the reason you didn't hear of the Sox or any other team making an offer to Snachez is simple....Sanchez and his agent negotiated exclusively with the Tigers and frankly I'm not so sure that had they been given the opportunity to make an offer they'd have outbid or even matched the Tigers offer. So since none of us know whether or not Cherington made a call to his agent or not, nor are we privy to what his agent told teams that called. your implying that somehow Cherington and the Sox erred is not based on fact, but merely your own opinion.
Dempsters signing was consistent with the teams position in the winter...they were looking for veterans players with solid makeup who would take short term deals with good AAV. Some worked better than others none of them have or will hamstring this team moving forward.
The Tigers were 16 & 12 in games started by Sanchez...The Sox were 18 & 14 in games started by Dempster...I'd say that if we eliminate all of the bluster of stats and moneys oth guys helped get their teams in position to play for all of the marbles...if Dempster is still on the Red Sox next season...I'll take 18 & 14
basic math on the AAV of both contracts....
13.5 M divided by 18 wins = 750,000 per win
16 M divided by 16 wins = 1,000,000 per win
Tell me again how Sanchez for a few more million was the better investment...