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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mitch Williams: Winter Meetings

Mitch. All together?

The move that I thought was the worst took place in Queens. The signing of David Wright doesn’t make much sense. I say this because the Mets have committed $138 million over eight years years to a player that I believe they could have used as trade bait and gotten back some good young talent. I do think Wright is worth the money, but are the Mets in a position to win in the next four years? I don’t see it. Also the mets signed Wright and now we are hearing talks of trading 2012 Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey. Talk about mixed signals. The man won 20 games.

...I will start with the team that I think made out the best: the world champion Giants. They had two guys who were not what many people might have considered very important. They brought back Angel Pagan for four years at $40 million — not a ton of money. They also retained Marco Scutaro. Those two moves alone tell me that the Giants get it when it comes to how important “complementary” guys are to the success of a team in today’s game. You can buy players, but you can’t buy chemistry! If you look at the Giants on paper, they are not going to scare many people . But they have won two World Series in the last three years.

Repoz Posted: December 11, 2012 at 07:03 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. vivaelpujols Posted: December 11, 2012 at 08:56 AM (#4321605)
Jesus christ this is stupid.
   2. Bug Selig Posted: December 11, 2012 at 09:17 AM (#4321613)
But they have won two World Series in the last three years.


You know how impressive that is? The last non-Yankee team to do that only pulled it off because the other team's closer might as well have been punting it toward the plate. Oh, never mind.
   3. The District Attorney Posted: December 11, 2012 at 09:25 AM (#4321621)
I knew Mitch must have said something dumb, but I figured it was praising the Royals. I have to admit he surprised me with his creativity with the David Wright thing.
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: December 11, 2012 at 09:31 AM (#4321627)
The last non-Yankee team to do that only pulled it off because the other team's closer might as well have been punting it toward the plate. Oh, never mind.

It's going on 20 years and I still can't look at Fregosi without anger.
   5. AROM Posted: December 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM (#4321666)
Would his head assplode if he was told how good Pagan and Scutaro are on paper? Or at least on a spreadsheet?

Pagan 2010-12 10.1 rWAR. Scutaro 2010-12: 6.9
   6. RollingWave Posted: December 12, 2012 at 02:22 AM (#4322677)
You know how impressive that is? The last non-Yankee team to do that only pulled it off because the other team's closer might as well have been punting it toward the plate. Oh, never mind.


Well played sir, well played.

   7. PreservedFish Posted: December 12, 2012 at 02:32 AM (#4322682)
They brought back Angel Pagan for four years at $40 million — not a ton of money. They also retained Marco Scutaro. Those two moves alone tell me that the Giants get it when it comes to how important “complementary” guys are to the success of a team in today’s game. You can buy players, but you can’t buy chemistry!


Sounds like you definitely can buy chemistry.

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