Originally Posted by edabbs44
But it would cost a lot of money to do "fix it" without blowing it up. How much does an effective bullpen cost? Not a few pieces, but the whole thing? They would need at least one other effective starter and a power RH batter.
That's a large investment.
Not really. Why would it cost alot of money
to right this bullpen?
The Mets are paying Wagner 10.5 mil/yr and he has one more save (20) then Weathers (19).
How much is Brandon Phillips costing us? $470,000/year. What are we paying Hatteberg, who, regardless of his age, has been producing. What about a Josh Hamilton?
For the most part, and IMHO, our BP has sucked, other then a guy like Stanton, because of youth and inexperience. Some of these guys have yet to learn how to pitch at the ML level.
It simply boils down to having the right people doing the scouting, player evaluation, and development. The mindset of simply spending tons of money as the only way to build a contending team is simply wrong.
If so, then how is MIlwaukee now in 1st place? Their 2007 payroll is 19th at 71 mil. We're right behind them at 20th (69 Mil).
It's HOW you allocate/spend it IMO.