Re: Brian Giles signs 3 year $30 Million deal
I think it's a bargain. He's not the player he was three years ago, but we're talking about a guy who had a 1.008 OPS on the road last year.
He had a .423 on base percentage overall.
So long as he's not going to play CF, as some other teams threatened to do with him, he's a decent if not a plus corner OF.
But since the PERCEPTION exists that guys like Johnny Damon are more valuable, this signing may indeed affect the market.
Very good player. Fair price.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids