Originally posted by sspiker:
This is actually an underrated point. Cast-offs from the last few seasons, meaning guys who had serious playing time with us:
Of these guys, really only Shaun Hill and Takeo Spikes have been assets for their new teams. Of course, its too early to tell for Morgan, but still. That's a lot of upgrading going back just two years.
Actually, the most impressive thing about that list is that many of those guys were assets to our team at one point. Baalke has just proven that he knows exactly when to cut guys loose.... when their paycheck exceeds the value the have on the field.
Morgan, Battle, Baas, Franklin, Lawson, Spikes, Clements, Spencer, and M. Lewis were all decent to excellent players for us. But at the time we let them all go, none of them were worth the $$$.
Their new teams are finding that out the hard way. That;s why good teams are never big players in FA when, more often then not, you overpay for players past their prime.