Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I'm not sick of the arbitration clock argument. It shouldn't be the only factor, but it should be considered. Do we want one of say, Leake's cheap years spent pitching out of the bullpen...no we don't. Not saying circumstances should not ever allow it, but to completely rule out the arbitration issue is throwing every bit of business sense out the window.
i am not saying pitch Leake out of the pen for years. just 2010.
lets look at a hypothetical situation.
this spring Wood, Leake, Chapman, Francisco & Frazier strongly outperform Maloney, Lincoln, Fisher, Balentien/Nix & Miles. However all the prospects are sent to Louisville. June 1rst they all are promoted because Maloney, Lincoln, Fisher, Balentien/Nix & Miles stink.
what have we gained? money
what have we lost? the 2010 season