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Thread: Diamondbacks have no plans to bring back Webb

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    Member Ron Madden's Avatar
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    Re: Diamondbacks have no plans to bring back Webb

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    That $3MM might be better used in July.
    I wish some other team would hurry up and sign Orlando Cabrera so Walt doesn't end up spending that $3MM on him.

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    Re: Diamondbacks have no plans to bring back Webb

    It's truly amazing that the Reds have built up so much quality pitching depth (most of it young) that they weren't even willing to give Brandon Webb more than $3 million/year. I love it. Could you imagine something like this a few years ago? Obviously Webb is coming off injury and that's why he's on the cheap. My point is that a very short time ago, the Reds would've been all over this. Especially with him being a local product.

    Now? It's kind of like "We'll kick the tires, but we've already got a garage full of nice cars."

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    Re: Diamondbacks have no plans to bring back Webb

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    It's truly amazing that the Reds have built up so much quality pitching depth (most of it young) that they weren't even willing to give Brandon Webb more than $3 million/year. I love it. Could you imagine something like this a few years ago? Obviously Webb is coming off injury and that's why he's on the cheap. My point is that a very short time ago, the Reds would've been all over this. Especially with him being a local product.

    Now? It's kind of like "We'll kick the tires, but we've already got a garage full of nice cars."
    The guy didn't pitch at all in 2010 and pitched all of 4 innings in 2009. Even if he was never injured, the chances of him coming back and being effective after two seasons of not pitching are pretty low. Throw in a shoulder that's been through a meat grinder and then the chances are even lower that he'll even make it through spring training, lower yet that he'll hold up beyond 40 or 50 innings, still lower that he makes it through the season as a typical batting tee type 5th starter, still even lower that he makes it through as an effective starter.

    I'd say the chances of him becoming a TOR starter again are about the same as you would have of winning the Powerball...

    twice...

    while being hit by lightning...

    during an eclipse.

    Its a fools bet IMO.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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