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11-01-2012, 03:54 PM
Diamond Joe Quimby
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Originally Posted by ryno23 View Post
Those would be great addition but why look at only young controllable arms. Its time for this franchise to go after the best talent and if its not young or controllable you have to bring in the best.

I understand controllable = budget and cheap but really if you go get a good guy that is past arb and maybe only has 1 or 2 years before FA who cares. Provide a winning team and people will come and play here.

I say you go after the best talent and worry about futur contracts when it comes up.
The young part is more important to me, though the control is also valuable. Pitchers tend to break down. I'd rather have the arm with some life left than be stuck holding the bag on a guy who used to be good i.e. the Dan Haren's and Johan Santana's of the world. The Oakland model is cheap, but it's also very smart in playing percentages.

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