Re: Reds sign Wilson
Originally Posted by Raisor
Everyone pretty much agrees that the Cory Lidle signing was a blunder for the Phils.
Here's something to keep in mind. Paul Wilson and Lidle had the exact same OPS against, .771.
I don't care what the OPS of the two were. You can look at that stat all day long and quote it but anyone who kept up with this team at all last year knows that Paul Wilson pitched much much better than Lidle did. Sure Lidle would go through streaks of 2-3 games were he pitched wonderful but Wilson was fairly solid all year and kept us in a lot of games that the bullpen later lost. I think we all need to realize that after 3 years of cheap free agent signings the contracts are certainly going up this year. Every contract that has been signed has been for a lot more than I a nd most of you expected. The big difference has been no more 7-8 year deals. The dollars have come back out of the owners wallets for 2005.
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