Re: Blue Jays Acquiring J.Reyes, J.Johnson and M.Buerhle
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
The more I think about this, the more I think there's actually significant upside for the Marlins. Set aside for the moment that I don't actually believe that the Marlins are thinking this way.
An actual email I got from a friend who assesses these things for a living:
You are missing a key point. If you have good players, they are taking up roster spots and money that can be allocated to...GOOD PLAYERS!
What would you rather have: Good players or the hope of new, different good players?! That's change I can believe in.
Now, signing Hamilton, Greinke, and trading for King Felix is on the table!
And then the follow up:
But watch this: If I win with Hamilton, Greinke, and Felix, I'm a genius. If they suck and I dump them, I'm a genius because WE'RE GETTING MIKE TROUT!
It's endless bait and switch. The best part is they don't even have to switch. They only have to create the perception that they could switch in order to get people-in-the-know bobbleheading about how smart they are.
And we should all pay a moment of respect to the SteelSD's classic Redszone PayFlex post, which pretty much skewered the insanity of what the Marlins just did.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
Last edited by M2; 11-14-2012 at 12:55 PM.