quietstorm wrote:They paid Ryan for a single year of amazing performance -- we don't know how he'll perform in the future, and he was just paid for five years of top-notch performance. You don't pay that for a closer, sorry.
sorry sir, but that's not true. ryan has been pretty amazing for 2 years and a half, not only one great year. look it up.
if you are saying that we don't know how he will perform next year cuz it's impossible to know the future, then you are right and all major league teams are dumb to offer any contract to any baseball player, but because i think you meant that ryan doesn't have the track record to be given a multi-year contract, then i'll have to disagree with you. 2 years and a half of outstanding relief pitching from a guy who's 29 year old is a pretty good indication that he can pitch very well for the next 2 or 3 years. he has had no major injuries. i really dunno why some people are so worried about this guy. he'll be fine.