Originally Posted by TRF
Why sign Randa when you have Freel?
Why offer 25.5 mil to Milton if O. Perez is still on the market?
Why trade a Mosely for an Ortiz? Especially if from all reports it is likely the reds could have gotten him for much less?
Why not sign or at least go after Wade Miller? for 1.5 mil, he might be the steal of the off season.
it's mistake after mistake after mistake going all the way back to drafting homer bailey over chris nelson.
that's the reason for negativity.
Randa, to me is depth, it gives you a utility guy like Freel to fill in whereever needed, and having lost Castro, we need someone like that. I also still am not sold on Felo at SS and think they may still feel that D'Lo could play short and Freel at 2nd.
How do you know O Perez didn't turn us down? (which I believe he did, plus the draft pick compensation kept us from doing), Who's to say they liked OP as much? He pitched in a pitchers park, and there are rumors of him being a malcontent.
I've heard much from scouts that Mosely won't turn out to be more than a 5 man or bullpen fodder.
Wade Miller wanted to go to a sure fire contender while establishing his value with a one year contract. He was contacted, we were shot down.
How do we know that Nelson will be better than Bailey yet? Have either of them been in a system long enough to show this?
IMO, that's the problem with some not all of the naysayers, some think that every option was available to us, realistically that is not the case. I don't like the fact that we gave Milton so much money, but as long as it doesn't hinder us from doing other things, I don't care, it makes my beloved team better on paper. As for truly evaluating this signing, I don't think any of us can at this point. We'll just have to take a "wait and see" approach to see how things turn out. At this point in time, anything any of us say is conjecture and opinion alone. I just dont see how it can be a negative, but that is your opinion and many others, I'm just having a hard time seeing it that way and trying to understand where you are coming from.