Originally Posted by alett12
Even on the league minimum? He has to be better than Stubbs.
If it were about talent, I'd take him in a heartbeat. I love how hard he plays. I just don't think he fits the personality of this team. I would describe this group as a bunch of nice, clean cut guys who respect each other and their opponents. There were questions about whether Latos would fit in with his quirkiness. So, you have this group of nice, respectful guys and your leadoff hitter next year steps to the plate with an absurdly large wad of tobacco in his cheek, gets a base hit and spews a string of expletives the whole way down the line and after a few hits, runs over the catcher on his way to the plate. He gets thrown at the next time up, throws said wad of tobacco at the pitcher and he charges the mound. None of this fits the personality of this team. Not to mention he got into an altercation with a Reds fan THIS season, he has thrown a ball at a fan in the past.
For me, the negatives greatly outweigh the positives.