thaklanksta wrote:Why would they run off Bagwell if he says he can still play.
there is a difference between being able to play and being able to play like he used to (or like a 17 million dollar a year player). i think bags will still be able to play, but he wont be anywhere near what he used to be. the stros dont want to pay 17 mil for subpar production from 1b. he wont have fantasy value either. best case scenario is probably low 20s in homers and that just aint going to cut it from a 1b.
A lot of this depends on how you define 'play'. I'm sure he could trot out and try to poke some hits but I'd put him down as being pretty questionable, except perhaps as a DH somewhere if he can hit and not throw, but his contract makes that an impossibility.
I dunno about the 'roids or stuff like that but if he's really not in shape to contribute, he ought to let the 'Stros file their claim and ride off into the sunset.
I didnt say MVP --geez and I didnt say mid round sleeper.
Curious if anyone knows of the 17 million, how much was deferred from previous seasons? Willy T gets the shortest straw in this deal.
If he is available late in the draft say maybe the second to last round take a gamble on this sleeper.
I'm not going to be like everyone else and see a ranking of someone and jump on the wagon. This wagon may be gravy train to most but I really feel he can contribute. If he doenst, you lose a last round pick. Big deal!
thaklanksta wrote:I'm trying to be serious. Why would they run off Bagwell if he says he can still play. I realize athletes have an ego but I just dont see it in this case. He has already said in the past if he cant play he will. This poast weekend at Fanfest he was signing autos and taking pictures and so on. Would you do that for a team that just told you , that you cant play the game good enough? I know this may seem like a crack enduced post but dont pass him up late in the draft.
Have you ever seen a player who didn't think he could still play? Sure Bagwell can go out and take up a roster spot but he's not near the player he was and I don't think he wants fans to remember him as a player playing past his time.