Red Sox/MLB 2012 Thread Part XX-Time for Rebuilding
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11-22-2012, 10:45 PM
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He's a platoon player who never lived up to expectations from his rookie year and he just got 10M over two years.
I appreciate the bargain-seeking mindset, but you're cherry-picking stats with his OPS from last year.
cherry picking would be me saying that he played really well down the stretch last year.
gomes has bounced around. he's 32, about a month older than cody ross, and does a lot of things ross does. ross is a "good clubhouse guy" and was apparently looking for a three year deal worth 24-30 million. they just signed cody ross lite for 2/10.
it's not about "cherry picking" a pretty rudimentary statistic these days. it's about identifying that pissing money away with giving cody ross a guaranteed 3 years and 8+ million per would not be a good allocation of money. it's not like ross is michael bourn defensively. he's a hack in the field, gomes is about the same. they bring the same value with the bat, gomes does it cheaper. win/win. [/QUOTE]
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