Originally Posted by alett12
First of all Renteria was not on a minor league deal nor near the league minimum. Second we did not sign Valdez we traded a weak minor league reliever for him. I still feel like he would be an upgrade over Drew Stubbs even with the issues that he has with his personality.
Point taken, and I should have said "picked up" instead, but my point stands that most of the forum was just glad to be rid of the last scapegoats, and ignored the fact that the guys we were getting were even worse. Just because a guy comes cheap doesn't mean it's all upside; even the bench guys have to see significant play, especially here in the NL.
It's understandable that you want to overlook the personality and can't stand how bad Stubbs is, but looking at the stats, Morgan isn't even a real upgrade. He's a small-baller on the wrong side of 30. His OPS was the same as Stubbs last season, and he had even fewer steals. If the Brewers are fed up enough to outright him and he doesn't want a minor league contract, I don't see a reason why we should pick him up when we're one of the best teams in baseball.