Originally Posted by edabbs44
It's amazing how much they didn't need some of the past calendar year's acquisitions.
I'd have to agree...the trades last year for Bray/Maj and Cormier were in a different reason to try and win a pennant.
But adding Stanton and Weathers, while not terrible contracts, but we had/have way cheaper alternatives without about same level of risk.
The Castro contract is another weird move IMO. Solved next to nothing excpet for spending an additional 1-2 million for no reason.
The Conine contract takes the cake in this whole scenario. What Wayne seen the need to sign him while facing Deno going AAA or Hopper for that matter is a complete waste of 2 million bucks.
All in all, in appears Wayne is sort of wasting about 11 million bucks (Lohse, Cormier, Castro, Conine and one of Stanton/Weathers) when we could have replaced those guys with Belisle, Ramirez, Burton, Shackelford, Salmon, Hopper and Deno all for each making less than 750k or league minimum.