Originally Posted by Screwball
Yes, it's a risk. But I don't plan on it being a 9 year, $100 million one. He played in 3/4 games last year. He put up stupid good numbers. Sign him for a couple of years. Sure, it could backfire, but it could also very well be that signing that changes this team around and sends us to the playoffs, if not serious contention for said playoffs.
It's sad that 75% of games is an achievement for this guy.
He also played over 80% of those games at DH. How many would we expect him to play in Cincy?
I'd rather plow that money into Furcal. At least he's only an injury risk. This guy has way too much baggage.