Posted by burnsy483 on 3/29/2013 8:44:00 AM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/28/2013 4:13:00 PM (view original):That's all great, but Wright's a better hitter, regardless. They also average about the same number of homers, and prior to Beltre's contract, Wright averaged more.
Wright strikes out a lot for a doubles hitter. Beltre strikes out less and hits more homers. Wright is better at walking. That's what I want from a middle of the line-up hitter. Walks.
I thought you were a "take it or leave it" guy. Does that not apply to players on your team, Mr. Comiskey?
When it comes to players I'd be offering more than market value to, I don't see the point in negotiating from that point. If I offer 3 years $24 million, and Jeter asks for 3 years, $27 million, I guess I'd accept that. That's sort of what happened, except the Yankees opened at 3 years, $45 million instead.
Sorry, you're looking at a full body of work. That's incorrect. Do you think a 30 y/o is more likely to perform as he did when he was 22 or when he was 29? Over the last three years, Beltre makes Wright look like a Little Leaguer.
Here's what happened with the Mets/Wright:
W: "I know I'm under contract but let's negotiate."
M: "We don't have any money. Madoff stole it."
W: "Yeah, yeah, I want an extension."
M: "But we'd be negotiating against ourselves."
W: "OK, how about 8 years, 140m?"
M: "No, 8 years, 138m!"
M(to themselves); "Hehe. We sure got over on him."