bayside wrote:mweir145 wrote:Escobar and Izturis wouldn't even have to reach their career offensive numbers to be valuable for their respective positions and to be well worth what the Jays will pay them next year
So tell me, at what point does "value" finally give way to mundane abstractions such as "production" and "winning"?
Well, real baseball is like an ongoing auction draft where everyone has a different amount to spend, you may get a $4 player for $1 and that's a good thing, but nothing to get excited about, and you certainly don't want a whole team of guys like that, even at a discount.
Value gives way to production and winning when you're small investment produces more than what a significantly larger investment would have returned. Escobar/Izturis don't really have that type of upside.
This thread is a good example. 6 full pages of John Farrell, DCarpenter, Mike Aviles, Escobar and Izturis? Didn't see that coming.