Saturday, December 24, 2005


Hey Bowden, how about making a serious offer on a player we really really need instead of letting him go to the Red Sox? (or paying $10 million to a backup second baseman named Soriano).


Strike that. Kevin Millwood went to the Texas Rangers (nee Washington Senators) for 4 years and $48 meeeellion dollars. Gee, giving big money to Scott Boras pitching clients has never turned out to be a disaster before for the Rangers, has it?

By the way, the Chan Ho Park deal turned out to be almost as nutty as the Darren Dreifort deal. It's not really clear why LA gave Darren Dreifort that money in the first place. The guy had a 4.00 ERA in Dodger Stadium in his best year. His ERA+ the year before the signing was 104 - this guy got $10 million a year for being no better than Esteban Loaiza, and he got it in 2001 dollars. It's essentially the equivalent of AJ Burnett getting a 5-year, $70 million deal, not a 5-year, $55 million deal.

I'm not sure if Scott Boras knows the Jedi mind trick, but MLB should clearly not allow its general managers to be in the same room with him and their checkbooks at the same time.


At 9:50 AM, Anonymous braveswin said...

Boras seems to get the best money for his players. It's crazy. Millwood may increase in wins at Texas but it will have to sacrifice a higher ERA. I think he's an injury waiting to happen. It may not be next year but somehow I think Texas will eventually void his contract in future years.


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