Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
looks like we may be out of the running
They had to expect it could run this high when initial reports were 50-60. They always get bid over that amount. It all depends on what their mindset is on these Cuban phenoms. They decided Chapman wasnt worth it, they decided Cespedes wasnt worth it, and they decided Yasiel Puig wasnt worth it. Do they want to make it 0 for 4 and watch Abreu become and impact player for someone else? Or do they want to roll the dice and possibly get a player worth more than 70 mil.
I say roll the dice. Were going to have to make up some ground to compete with LA. The Giants are one of the most profitable teams in baseball, so we should be able to raise our payroll a bit. Our rotation probably needs more help than the offense right now, but there isnt exactly going to be any studs available via free agency.