Re: The Cost of Not Signing Papelbon
posted at 5/13/2013 8:00 PM EDT
In response to georom4's comment:
I admitted Drew, Dempster, Victorino, and Papi's deals were bad. What more do you want?
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Would Paps have got us to the playoffs last year?
Hes not here now. It was a bad move not resigning him. end of story.
I wouldn't take him right now either at that cost and age.
Who would you get rid of? Victorino? Dempster?
It's never a simple yes or no problem.
If we kept Paps and Reddick and had no Bailey and Sweeney and probably no Cody Ross either, we still miss the plaoffs by a lot last year. We still are not much better off this year either, if you subtract Shane or Dempster to have Paps on the budget.
This hocus pocus jibber jash about equal cost is absurd.
jeez Moon - give it up with the "his signing wouldve meant we couldnt have this player" nonsense which you started with the Scutaro trade...Gomes & Drew, two bums whose combined average cant surpass that of Ted Willams BA in 1941, are being paid the same amount as Paplebon. We didnt need these two clowns for 15 million....you would choose to sign two utility players for even one year rather than allot that money to keep an all star closer?
why cant people just admit that it was a terrible move to let him go? Thats was the point of the article and indisputable considering the nonsense we have gone thru with Aceves, Melancon, Bailey, Hanrahan, and now Tazawa....
I liked the Napoli, D Ross and Gomes signings as bridge players.
Of course I would like to have Papelbon on this team, but what you always fail to understand or accept is that the Sox are not totally free spenders with no upper limit on their budget. While it may not be set in stone, signing one guy and keeping others means not signing or keeping someone else.
The Scutaro example is a pefect example of your narrowmindedness. The guy could not play SS anymore. What part of that don't you get? We saved $6M by trading him, gained a promising pitcher, and freed up money used to sign FAs at fill much need positions: Cody Ross, Shoppach and Padilla. I guess you wanted a $6M utility player and DMac, Weiland, and Butler filling out our roster instead.
The cost of Aceves was not part of the Paps nonsigning, anymore than Jenks was. The Hanrahan and Bailey deals-yes, but this is really stretching things to say the cost has been about even. That's my point.
I'm OK with those saying it was a mistake to let him go, but most of you also wanted us to keep J Bay, Pedro, Reddick and others who fizzled elsewhere.