Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Sabean needs to be smart though since they still have a limited budget. Signing Pagan to 4 years , Scutaro to 3 years, and Affeldt to 3 years were all NOT smart. In each case they were given too many years. I would do my best to move all of them if possible although its probably impossible now without eating money.
Yea, all of them were given too many years and 2 of them were overpaid IMO.
I didn't want Pagan because we had Blanco and Gary Browns waiting in the wings (before he was labeled a bust)
I didn't Affeldt because we had lopez and Mijares (sp?) as lefties in the pen.
I wanted Scutaro and I didn't mind that he was overpaid OR given an extra year. We didn't have anyone else who could step in.
So I agree with you that Sabes needs to be more fiscal reponsible. I just hope our pitching in the system can develop.
Maybe they have more money to spend than is reported (more flexible budget)...and maybe they don't mind giving out those long-term deals to older players that have helped win championships knowing they can always release them in their final year if they're not producing. Maybe they see that last year as a bonus of sorts....who knows???? So long as it doesn't preclude them from spending on guys that can help win today, I have no issue with over-paying for guys like that.