Originally Posted by GAC
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 abut 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.
I think you misunderstood what I was saying. To take the current team and add players to it to make it competitive, then it will make the overall payroll rise to levels that I doubt Cast will want to carry. To add an entire bullpen to the current payroll, along with a mid-tier starter and a power RH bat, what will that cost? $25 million per year, at least? The bullpen is more than just the closer.