Mookie4ever wrote:Hootie there are 2 issues here:
-are the Jays insane to give these guys relatively long term deals (4-5 yrs)? and
- did the Jays ruin the market by giving them too much money?
You seem to be saying both.
I'm not picking on the Jays. I don't like most of the signings so far. Hoffman deal seems ok, 13.5 mil 2 years, option for 3rd at 19 mil. But even that deal forced SD to give away Loretta. Yes, some 4-5 year deals work out. Alot don't. It's risky. I like 1-3 year deals. Too many times, teams try to bail out of the deals. Jays are fine now in payroll, but who's to say how they will be later on. Isn't VWells a FA soon? The Jays didn't ruin anything. The market has been crazy awhile. It just seems like 4-5 year deals at 9-11 mil a year are happening alot this offseason. Millwood likeley will be next. I like what Chicago did last year. Nothing but 1-3 year deals, with 10 mil total long term tops. They got key players cheap (Taguchi, Dye, Hermanson, Pierzynski).