Originally Posted by jojo
Provided it's paid to someone who could actually help you win.
At this point, is there any dramatic difference between Hunter and Hamilton in centerfield defensively? It's looking like Hamilton has more offensive upside. Why commit $15M/yr for 5 years when you already control a guy who can likely give you the same thing in year one and certainly will outperform the free agent over the course of the contract?
Basically whomever signs Hunter will be paying him top dollar to decline.
So a "recovered" crack addict with 300 ABs above single A ball has more offensive upside? One who benefits from playing in GABP and can't hit LHPs to save his life?
This offseason is gonna be so much fun. WK is going to be praised for staying on the sidelines once again while the rest of the teams go whizzing by the Reds.
Ted Lilly was an awful contract. Meche was a joke. Carlos Lee was a disaster. Soriano, Marquis, Speier were all overpaid.