The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
This is a dangerous signing. I'm almost in the let him walk camp. It depends on the deal, but some of the numbers I've seen on this post I would say no way. Just too much risk at his age. If we are going to spend 6-9 mllion for example try to get a younger talent and put that money towards it. We really need a top hitter who doesn't strike out. Our line up is full of that. I was hoping he would do the option, but I understand why not.
And This One Belongs to the REDS!!!
Everyone is acting like we've been rich in LFs since Adam Dunn left, as if we haven't been struggling to fill that hole ever since.
I wouldn't want to go more than 2 years either, but pay the man. I would have no problem with 2 yr/25m.
Yikes. That might be more than they have left to pay Cueto. NO thanks!2 yr/25m.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
Bump the 1-year offer a little, not much, add some incentives. Add a second year on a mutual option, just like this year. That's as far as I'd go.
Ludwick's got a big swing. Once it slows, he'll be in real trouble.
12 million bucks for him?
Jocketty needs to be savvy with this. There may be better options.
Talent is God Given: be humble.
Fame is man given: be thankful.
Conceit is self given: be careful.
If you think he can be 80 percent of his 2012 season over the next 2 years, 12 MM is a bargain.
Now if that 6 MM a year is gonna break the budget, that is another story.