Re: Red Sox, Pineiro agree to preliminary $4 million deal
Originally Posted by edabbs44
And do what with it, sign another 40 year old soft tosser? This team is going nowhere fast and I'd rather see then try and get someone with upside rather than signing pitchers who are one 88 MPH "heater" away from TJ surgery (i.e., Mercker, Guardado, etc).
Listen, I don't think Pineiro would be the smartest signing to pull off (that would have been Dotel) but I'm kind of getting desperate. I'd rather see someone who has a shot at turning into something good than watching Stanton throw dribblers to the plate for 2 years.
Pineiro could be a complete bust, or he could be Joe Nathan. We shall see.
Joe Nathan? That's funny. Now, I'm not enamored of Stanton either but signing a guy like Piniero to a 4 million contract with the hopes that he might not SUCK in the bullpen is the kind of risk that only teams like the Red Sox can make. As for Dotel, I'm not a big proponent of giving 5 million to a guy who has only pitched 24 innings the last 2 years. The fact that he ended up with KC tells me that no one else was willing to take that kind of risk.
Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun