Pogotheostrich wrote:I don't see how it can be anyone but Arizona at this point. They owe Troy Glaus and Russ Ortiz $78 million over the next 4 years. How are the Mets even close in the poll? Yes, Benson is overpaid (3 years $22.5 million) and Pedro might be declining ($53 million for 4 years) but which team improved it self more for next year? The Mets IMO. The Mets also have a much larger budget than Arizona.
Team A with a $70 million a year budget blows around $75 million over the next 4 years and gets an overrated SP and a chronically injured 3B who hits for power and no average.
Team B with a $100 million a year budget blows around $75 million over the next 4 years and gets an overrated SP and a HOF pitcher in decline.
Neither are good moves IMO but Arizona is on crack.
Can't even see how the Mets are on this list. The A's and D'backs are by far the ones to question. The A's traded Mulder and Hudson for unproven talent. They did not get a proven player for either. That may be a worse crime than the D'backs crying poverty and then way overpaying for two mediocre at best players so that they can lose 95 games next season instead of 105.