George_Foreman wrote:I disagree. We got what could turn out to be a marginal upgrade at SS for a HUGE price (It's looking like we'll pay Renteria an average of 9-10M a year for the next three years;
Renteria isn't owed that much by Boston, so how could we be paying $10m a year if they are going to eat contract? I agree in a way, this deal hinges on how much cash is being sent over our way. At the end of the day, like you say this gives us marginal improvement for the next two to three years for a player who was never going to get his shot here for one reason or another.
As for Betemit, I was never as high as others. For a start he doesn't have the range to be a starting SS unless in a pinch. On top of that entering the year with 2nd year players in right field, left field and catcher was always going to be more than enough for my weak heart to handle. Thats before we concider the Davies/James/Larew dilema. You can only win so much with 'potential'.
Take Renteria's 05 out of the equation, and tell me what you think then......