Re: Cold reality check for remaining free agents, plus more notes
This is a great article to explain how the face of baseball is changing. I don't know all the details of baseball rules, but I was aware of why the Reds waited to bring up Jay Bruce last year. Imagine the posts, if we had brought him up the way the Phillies brought up Hammels.
"11 million for 30 at bats!!!", Krivsky is mad...
I think what it really shows is that teams in the past were making so much money, that they didn't care if they threw away a million here, 5 million there. But now that the money is getting tighter and tighter...guess who pays (or doesn't get paid)?
Now normally it's the fan. But I think baseball is almost at the break point where fans will just say no thanks, if they raise prices any more. So now the "blue colar" players (and veterans) will take the hit.
I think it will be interesting to see if the union between players that are "stars and paid" will stay strong with the ones waiting their turn or the ones who never get it.
Last edited by Red in Atl; 01-20-2009 at 06:11 PM.