What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
I think there is little doubt that the Reds will get what they paid for...he's projected to be roughly a 1 to 1.5 win player (that's worth about $4-$6M on the open market).
As M2 suggests, getting a good deal on below average production is a hollow victory.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
Is it time to run this poll again? I think the success of the personnel decisions has surprised most of us.
I was in the Taveras camp, but must admit that he has exceeded my expectations by far. It appears that Dickerson was not ready to take over CF.
Hernandez has produced well giving Hanigan the opportunity to work in and become the starting catcher next year.
Of the candidates that were signed for LF in the off season, I was surprised that Nix was kept on the roster. It looks like a good decision.
Keeping Owings over Bailey looks like the right decision. Homer still needs work. Owings is doing a better job of keeping the ball down. With 22% of the season behind us, we have only used five different starters.
Arthur Rhodes and David Weathers were good signings. Both can be used in the setup role. I still have questions about re-signing Lincoln, but that may also prove out. Moreover, with the starting pitchers consistently going seven, the bull pen is strong and deep.
Janish has been an adequate back-up at SS.
Re-signing Hairston looked to be a bad move for a while. It appears now that he only needed to build up his strength after the WBC.
WJ is rebuilding this team without succumbing to the temptation to trade a top minor league prospect for a middle of the road veteran player.
"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton
Hey a poll!!
Wonder what George Brett would say about that?
takes criticism. Every
is gonna take criti Ö
I donít give a (bleep)
if you are
Youíre gonna take criticism
I think the problem
is in this town
weíve lost so many (bleeping) years in a row
that people donít have any
so as soon as he does
that the media
they explode on him
(Bleep) you and
Thereís thirty teams in Major League Baseball.
No oneís ever called these guys
No oneís ever called them
to be the general manager.
ĎCause they donít know
what theyíre talking about
And Iím sick and tired
of listening to it.
Iím sick and tired
of listening to it.