Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
Originally posted by itlynstalyn:
Do yourself a favor and read the rest of the conversation before spouting off nonsense and inferring things no one said. Yes, I'd rather have four years of Span for one of our top tier pitching prospects versus one year of Morse, so would every other GM in the league.
At no point up until the point where your message stating that Crick/Stratton would be too much for Morse but you would have done it for Span was age, salary or years remaining on contract talked about. Not once was it brought up. I thought you saying I was "inferring things no one said" and then you go ahead and post a condescending message to me for NOT inferring what you said was particularly hilarious. You said absolutely nothing about Morse's contract up until the point when I responded to your post. Yet I was somehow supposed to know that what you REALLY meant was you wouldnt trade either pitcher for Morse because of his contract. Ridiculous.
Look, I agree when you factor in contract, I wouldnt trade either of those two guys for Morse's 1 year contract. But I wouldnt give up either of those guys for 4 years of Span either. Span is the epitome of mediocre.
You took one comment I made out of context and assumed that I wouldn't trade for Morse based on ability, after John had previously stated his contract details and agreed he wouldn't do Morse on a rental. I don't HAVE to say anything about Morse's contract, value for value Span would be the better deal for Crick or Stratton. I didn't say I WOULD do it, I said I MIGHT do it.
Span is mediocre? Laughable. He had an almost four point higher WAR than Morse did last year. and more than ten points better over their careers (even though Morse has been in and out of the league for three years longer than Span). For the money/control he's a lot better of an alternative in CF than paying Angel Pagan $40+ million over 4 years.
[ Edited by itlynstalyn on Dec 3, 2012 at 12:25 PM ]