ďNinety percent Iíll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent Iíll probably waste.Ē
- Tug McGraw, on his plans for his $75,000 salary
Btw, OPS is the rule of thumb to determine the value of a player?
How about the fact that Pagan had an over 5 fWAR in 2010 or almost a 5 fWAR this year?
I know some of those variables are subjective but you don't need to go much farther than obviously Sandy Alderson to know teams use those type of evaluation methods in determining the value of players.
That is why it would be unwise for Pagan to accept the offer instead of going after his first multi-year contract.
Because Pagan struggled in 2011(mostly due to injuries and bad-luck) it made little sense to deal him away at lowest value. The Giants made a brilliant decision by dealing nothing of value to get him and they are rewarded with their 2nd WS in 3 years. That is how you GM a baseball team.
For what the Mets got for Pagan, I thought it was a good trade, considering how badly he played in 2011. I thought Ramirez would be a very good reliever, but it obviously didn't work out.
That's baseball for ya'.
I see Pagan getting around a 2/3 year, 7 million dollar contract. We still don't know if he could sustain success over a couple of years or if he's just a 1 year on, 1 year off kind of guy.
Alderson has been a massive fail so far.
The Sandy Plan
Fail...Make excuses...Make excuses for doing nothing again...Do nothing again...Fail...Make excuses...Make excuses for doing nothing again...Do nothing again...Fail...Make excuses...Make excuses for doing nothing again...Do nothing again...Fail....
Mets off-season needs:
OF 1 - .200 hitter
OF 2 - Granderson C
SS - ?
1B - FAIL
SP - Colon C
BP - FAIL