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    Brett William Moore Will M's Avatar
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    Marc Bellhorn Syndrome

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124088459426462243.html

    Interesting article.

    Jerry Hairston was picked up for nothing before the 2008 year & had a great year. Then the Reds made the mistake of giving him a 2 year deal.

    Mike Lincoln was picked up for nothing & had a nice run in 2008. Then the Reds made the mistake of giving him a 2 year deal.

    So far this year Lance Nix has played very well.

    I like the concept of taking a flier or two on a couple of position player & a couple of pitchers signed to minor league deals each off season.
    You hope that you can get a bench guy or a middle reliever cheaply. Or maybe you have rookie pencilled in to start & need an emergency plan.

    The problem teams make is after catching lightning in a bottle they think it is real & sign the guy long term.
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    Re: Marc Bellhorn Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Will M View Post
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124088459426462243.html

    Interesting article.

    Jerry Hairston was picked up for nothing before the 2008 year & had a great year. Then the Reds made the mistake of giving him a 2 year deal.

    Mike Lincoln was picked up for nothing & had a nice run in 2008. Then the Reds made the mistake of giving him a 2 year deal.

    So far this year Lance Nix has played very well.

    I like the concept of taking a flier or two on a couple of position player & a couple of pitchers signed to minor league deals each off season.
    You hope that you can get a bench guy or a middle reliever cheaply. Or maybe you have rookie pencilled in to start & need an emergency plan.

    The problem teams make is after catching lightning in a bottle they think it is real & sign the guy long term.

    I agree with your point but relax. Hairston was not given a two year deal. Just one year at $2mill

    http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/200...i-reds_24.html


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