Originally Posted by blumj
Did you mean Hicks, or am I misunderstanding?
I misunderstood you. I automatically assume that when people are criticizing players for taking a large amount of money, they're criticizing them for taking it directly from the Yankees
. And actually, I'd forgotten some of the details of that deal.
In short, the argument of "he just went where the money way" never holds any water with me as a criticism of a player himself. If a team is dumb enough to overpay a player, it's not his fault if he wants to take it.