blankman wrote:rmeesig wrote:blankman wrote:rmeesig wrote:Glad they didn't. Not worth the contract. JD Drew would have been the better move IMO.
JD Drew? Come on man, that's just dumb. A young outstanding fielder with speed for the top of the lineup in CF is exactly what the team needed.
$10mil C.Beltran 7HR 1SB .285/.342/.444
$9mil JD.Drew 11HR 1SB .280/.402/.502
$9mil G.Anderson 7HR 0SB .322/.344/.478
$1.15mil B.Clark 6HR 6SB .323/.384/.444
$365K C.Crisp 7HR 6SB .285/.344/.477
the shiniest tool in the toolbox isn't always the best one.
Using that as your argument further emphasizes how dumb that statement is. It's been what, 60 games and Drew has stayed healthy how many times? And he's as good in the field as Beltran? And he plays CF, the position the Yankees need desperately?
Give me a break.
It's GSIII you should be asking a break from. Remember when we HAD to have the best 1B available? How'd that turn out?
Again, it's too early to tell, but those who think the Yankees problems are a result of not signing Beltran and only Beltran aren't looking at the big picture.
The fact that the Yankee FO had no backup plan to Beltran is what's crippling this team now and for several years to come.