RynMan wrote: HOOTIE wrote:
RynMan wrote:Not like the M's to overpay....
Besides Sexson/Beltre, and sexson had a pretty good year, who have they overpayed for? Arod, Griffey, RJ, Edgar weren't overpayed in Seattle. Ichiro, Kaz Sasaki weren't overpayed.
Personally I do think that they overpayed for Sexson. They well and truely overpaid Beltre. They overpaid for Spiezio a few years ago. How about Ibanez? Johjima in my opinion will be overpayed this season for the production that he produces. They practically gave Randy Winn away.
They did overpay for both Sexson and Beltre, but they pretty much had to in order to bring them in, and they desperately needed to make a splash. However, Spiezio and Ibanez are $3-4M/yr guys. If Sandfrog had hit his usual .280, 15-20 HRs, and 80 RBIs, he would have looked like a very good signing. He just forgot to hit.
And Ibanez overpaid? Seriously? He's so underrated. For $4.4M you get a guy who's going to hit .280-.290, 20-25 HRs, and 90 RBIs. You could do a hell of a lot worse.
And for Moyer, I think this is a good signing. Especially if they can work it out so he does most of his pitching at Safeco (10-0, 2.95 ERA last year). They started to do this in the latter part of 2005, and I won't be surprised if they did it again.