Originally Posted by membengal
4 million here---Weathers
2 million there---Taveras
Another 2 million over there---Hairston
Another several million in across the way---Rhodes
Man, it sure adds up quickly, doesn't it? Before you know it, you can't afford a difference-making bat in a market where difference making bats are ripe for the taking with a reasonable contract.
Using your numbers, 4+2+2, that's at least 8 Million we could have spent on something important like, oh I dunno... offense?
And that doesn't even take into account Rhodes.
Weathers + Taveras + Hairston = huge burned pile o cash.