Re: By Spending a Fortune, Dodgers Are Overwhelming Favorites to Win 2013 World Title
posted at 12/12/2012 1:13 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
If you dont pay "market value" for a FA, you will not get said FA.
By your thinking, oh soft one, we would sign every dumpster dive player there is because all the good ones would laugh at the offers you suggest. So yes, you have to pay the market if you want these players. It is what it is and will not change because you dont agree with it. The only thing it will change is the team and the lack of talent on it.
Last year, softy suggested we offer 5 pitchers $1M/1 yr contracts: all signed for $3M or more per year.
This year, he has talked up a big storm, but only suggested offers like
J Guthrie $10M/2 (He got $25M/3)
Napoli $20M/3 (He got $39M/3)
J Saunders $1M/1 (Not signed yet)
Yeah, it's easy to criticize Ben for overpaying, and I have done my share this winter, but if we followed softy's plan over the past few years, we'd have no free agents at all, except maybe a few from years ago,Nick Johnson, Ben Sheets, and E Bedard (all right before their off or injured years) and VMart before his injury year.
Hed be a good GM for a team with a budget of 60M...Not 180M. Well, probably not a good GM at all, but you know what I mean :)