2008 23 TOR AL W/L 13-9 ERA 3.58 GS 29 IP 176.
Jesse Litsch's 2008 stats.
Guess if he was a free agent in 08 he would be worth at least 120mil based on Sanchez reasoning. These agents and players are getting a little ********. He actually had a winning record. Rest of his career was crap, as could Sanchez's. I don't like the new precedence this could set for mediocre pitchers. I hope no owner gives him 90mil.
Jays can't turn their nose up to every decent free agent. From Beltran's knee to Darvish unproven to Fielder's weight, now Sanchez you pick apart.
If Jays are serious about winning...it is time to sort of spend! We are not asking them to break the bank. We don't expect a Hamilton signing and Cliff Lee trade. But would like to see them add...just one above average player to give fans hope of a playoff race.
As much as I agree the Jays need to spend to help their chances of winning.... 90 million on Sanchez? 90? I don't agree that the Jays should give him that. Let another team pay him that.
What has he done to earn 90 million dollars? He's been decent pitcher, nothing great. No way I give Sanchez that keep dreaming.
Edit: To clarify, I'm not saying give Sanchez 90 million, I also think that number is way too high - but to compare him to Litsch is like comparing Eric Hinske to Jose Bautista. Embarrassing comparison, just awful...
I don't know if we're done talking about Dickey, but I think he'd be a great trade acquisition. It's not just his numbers that are good, but it's the next game's starter that benefits too. If you sandwhich him between two hard throwers it can really mess up the timing for the opposing hitters. Durability wise, just look at Wakefield and how long he was able to pitch effectively.
#Jays sign Justin Germano (@JustGerm) to minor-league deal with invite to spring training.
Germano, 30, pitched for Cubs and Red Sox last year. A depth move
Justin Germano career MLB stats (93 G, 48 starts): 5.27 ERA, 1.419 WHIP, 5.7 K/9, 2.9 BB/9. In 2012 (13 G): 6.75 ERA, 1.563 WHIP w/ CHC
Can't wait to see what numbers Sanchez will put up to earn 90mil . What do you guys honestly expect from this guy? I'm not saying dont spend money , but **** come on! 90 mill for this guy? Somebody please present a reasonable argument as to why this guy will actually make a significant contribution? A contribution worth 90mil lmao. If AA only has 15 mil extra to work with, this is an extremely stupid idea. If he backloads the money, it's still dumb. The best option is through trade or hopefully a reasonable/sane FA signing. The Litsch comparison was random. Im not embarrassed, I used exaggeration for effect, I guess some didn't catch on to that. This seems to happen a lot with FA who recently played in the post season. Everyone thinks they're worth millions. Wonder if the Tigers didn't make the playoffs, and he put up the same numbers, if people would still want to dish out this kind of money. Yes, lets make a splash, but not this way.