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Would you rather eat 11 mill or 250 mill? They are ALL considered good signings because they were instrumental in the Giants winning the World Series. Seriously? 2-3 year deals are awesome. Even still, 3/45 mill for Carlos Beltran? He's 36. No thanks. Look at the Angels and Albert Pujols 10 year $250 million deal. THAT'S a shitty deal. Unless they actually win something. Or Choo at 7/$130 mill? Most of these big FA signings are guys that are guys that already did their best work out there. The Ellsbury deal is an absolute joke. The Yanks ain't winning jack yet they are paying that plus McCann 5/85 mill? They won't even make the playoffs and they act like they are a player or 2 from the WS.
Look at how St. Louis built their team. Strong drafts and a FEW FA signings. Not throwing truckloads of money at every Tom, Dick, and Harry FA out there,
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Michael Morse and the World of SF Giants GM Brian Sabean
Did you think Burrell was the answer? Of course not. Or Huff? What about Cody Ross? Sabes has stated categorically that he isn't going to lose a draft pick. Which he would in getting Choo. Sure, it ain't my money, but he wants $20 mill a years for 7 years? [Screw] that. We just got out from under the Zito contract. Why tie a brick around our necks again? Look at what all those deals the Dodgers did got them. Or Texas, or the Angels. Nothing but onerous contracts that they will have to dump at some point in the near future. Boston did the right thing in DUMPING those salaries. THEN they were able to move forward prudently. Besides, there's still time to trade Sandoval and Affeldt for A-Rod.
I kid, I kid.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Michael Morse and the World of SF Giants GM Brian Sabean
Except for those pesky World Championships, the Giants, and Brian Sabean, are way behind the curve. How did Aubrey Huff and Pat Burrell work out in 2010? Or Pagan and Scutaro in 2012? Do you think $10 mill for Rajai Davis is a smart move? I don't. Gloss over the fact that this team has a lot of homegrown talent, and is coming off 2 world chamionships, and there's really no reason to be so bitchy.
Am I happy with the moves so far?I guess. Nothing earthshatteing, but that's the point. Am I glad they didn't throw $300 illion at Robinson Cano? Or Choo? Hell yes. Didn't you learn anything from Aaron Rowandand Barry Zito? There are a lot of teams (Angels, Rangers, Dodgers, etc) who threw truckloads of money around, and what did they get? Bupkis. Boston jettisoned their fat contracts in 2012 (thanks, Magic!), and made some smart (relatively), cheap signings, and look at what they did. The St Louis Cards aren't building their success by signing every high-priced FA that floats around the baseball world. Get a grip.