Originally Posted by tommycash
I like Kenny Lofton and would rather have him than Patterson, but he wanted some major cash if I remember correctly, to sign with us.
I think these guys would do better without money grubbing agents who want 20 million for an over the hill player.
Correct. The Reds tried to sign Lofton first, but he wanted the same deal he got last year, $6M year or he would rather retire. He said it was a matter of pride.
Patterson was the cheaper alternative. As my grandfather always said, you get what you pay for.
Anyway, the only player from last years free agent list I am surprised is still unsigned is Jeff Weaver. He was a poor man's Kyle Lohse, very good, or terrible outing to outing, mostly terrible. If he wasn't such HR pitcher, I would think Jocketty would consider signing him since he did well for him in St. Louis. But then again, Dave Duncan is still in St. Louis.