D wrote:You keep taking your arguments to the extreme. You say they don't throw dump trucks of money at EVERY free agent, but when's the last time they gave a dump truck to anyone? You're counting on the players who make a little money to always deliver and you're counting on the players who make a lot of money to fail to live up to the hype, and it's wrong. Don't you think the Brewers, or hell the Rays would be a better team if they could throw a shit load money at CC? Cause someone will, and their team will greatly improve.
I think you picked a really poor choice to prove that point.
And why would they need to give money to someone, D? They had a plan and it was to go with their greatest asset - the farm system.
It's not like these guys came out of nowhere. They scored the exact same amount of runs last year that they did this year. And the payroll increased by $19 million in that time. That's a large jump; if there was a problem with spending, the owners would've cut bait, no? Maybe they wouldn't have signed Troy Percival and other bullpen guys to correct their issues.