Re: Victorino wins gold glove
posted at 10/29/2013 10:54 PM EDT
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There must be a hundred threads from last winter where forum regulars were bashing the Victorino signing. They were all confident, all knowing, and adamant that Cherrington was a bozo for signing him. Have they admitted that as armchair GMs that they are only expressing their agenda ( trolling) and know very little about baseball?
I admitted I was wrong.
I like Victorino and especially his defense, but thought the 3rd year was too long and his issues vs LHPs were troubling.
Not all of us who are occaisonally critical are trolls.
You may still not be wrong Moon. I too thought that the deal was a year too long, and I still do. Lets see what he does in year 3. If he is as good then as he is now then we both should admit we were wrong.
If they win one of the next two games, then the deal is already a great move, as he is a huge reason why this team is where it is right now. Cleveland offered him 4 years & more money, so the Sox weren't going to be able to land him on a 2 year deal. I think the deal is already worth it, even if they don't win the Series, as this year has been great for most Sox fans.
You beat me too it. A 3rd year might be moot. He had a 5.6 WAR in his first season. Using $5M/win, he's earned $28M for the RS. I'm not crazy about that type of calculation, but if we win the WS, and he has a mediocre season in 2015, he wouldn't even have to show up in his 3rd season and his signing would still be justified.
The other big concern with the signing was his age and health.
He has not been all that healthy this year.
I think his defense has been fantastic, but I feel it overinflates his WAR.
He has more than earned this year's salary, but I don't see the $28M value.
I'm glad he is on our team, and I hope he is healthier next year.