Originally Posted by Rojo
I don't buy this. Good players sign with bad teams all the time.
I don't necessarily mean it just like that, though. There are a lot of guys who prefer teams on the West Coast or East Coast or other areas. Weather, area, etc. play factors for a lot of these guys.
On the baseball side, you may have some guys who don't want to be in a rotation with a bunch of youngsters. They might not want the pressure.
Take Cory Lidle last year for example. One of the major reasons he said he signed here was because of a solid bullpen in the past. After what happened last year, a lot of guys probably won't want to come here for the opposite reason.
Of course, GABP also has been playing recently as a pitcher's park, which should encourage guys to come here. But I think the stigma of it giving up a lot of homers is still out there for a lot of people too.
I'm just saying that it's not as easy as plunking down a bunch of money and bringing someone here. Circumstances matter too.