Re: Gonzalez blames the Monster
posted at 8/29/2012 12:27 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Gonzalez blames the Monster
[QUOTE]by the fans, moon, by the fans. i'm reading a different forum than you because there is flat out hate going on with the AGON trade. Not fit, didn't hit enough for power, too religious, too outspoken. The guy can't win here, but he sure did hit here.
Posted by dannycater[/QUOTE]
"He will be missed, but we got rid of so much deadwood..."
"We couldn't win anyways next year, even with him" (is not necessarily a slam on him, but maybe on the rest of the team)
"There are no FAs on the market to come close to replacing AGon".
Many posters, including softy, who should be rejoicing at the dumping of CC, Beckett, and Punto-all players he called untradable, is calling the loss of AGon and the dumping of our big mistakes "an embarrassment".
It's human nature to second guess. Yes, some here are revising history, but they are not the majority. AGon is going to have a fabulous career. We now have $250M more budget space to replace his value. $60M for next year alone, plus the $28M we had before the trade is almost $100M to spend and be even with this year with basically only 1B and DH to refill due to this trade and the possible loss of Papi.
It's not going to happen, but with $100M plus the prospects gained, we could get:
Napoli $14M or Papi $14M/yr
Ludwick $10M or Ross $8M/yr
We'd still have $10-12M to spend at the deadline to fill gaps...
Is AGon better than those top 3 FAs plus the prospects?
It's not a put down of AGon when I say this deal was fantastic.