hybrid wrote:...instead they are playing FA's or vets they got this offseason so they can win...
So they can win what?
4th place in the AL East? I don't think that's going to sell all that many extra tickets.
It may help in selling some tickets and getting the fan base interested if they perform better than they have been.
I like the deal. As a 1 year deal, worst case, he doesn't perform and he's gone at the end of the year. Best case, he performs like he did last year, they win some more games and gain some fans, or they flip him at the deadline for some prospects. I see it as a win/win.
Same can be said for the Lee and Hardy contracts.