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A few days after learning that Bloomquist had declined his end of a $1.1 million mutual option
Man alive that takes some nerve. Does he really think there's more money out there for him? Is he right? If so, why?
His last season was decent for him
All I got to say is since drafting Drew in 2004, (and signing him in 2005) the D backs have not developed one major league middle infieder to make any positive impact in the majors.
Plus, he's a white scrappy guy who sucks just enough to be a fan favorite. Remember, these are the same fans that loved Eric Byrnes several years ago. Not a smart crowd
Well, that's pretty strict criteria, given that you're talking about a grand total of two positions. I would guess there are an awful lot of major league clubs that haven't drafted and signed a middle infielder who's made a positive impact in the majors since 2005. I think in the entirety of the NL West, the only positive-impact middle infielder drafted and developed since Stephen Drew is Tulowitzki, unless you want to count Dee Gordon.
24 comments on the decision whether to sign Bloomquist or McDonald? Really?
And when I say positive impact, I really mean positive WAR...not an "impact player" like a Tulo.
7 years without developing a starting middle infielder? How about 15 years without developing any position player???!!!??
The last regular position player developed by the Seattle Mariners before Dustin Ackley was Alex Rodriguez (1996). You
coud count Jose Cruz, Jr (1997) but he played two months and was traded. Actually, Willie Bloomquist, as awful as
he is, is the best position player drafted by Seattle in the last 15 years (pre-Ackley).
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