^^Someone on PTS (Brunt, I think) asked him flat out if it was more than 8M, AA said yes. 8.5 seems like a reasonable guess, that covers the difference between Mathis/Buck plus the 4M signing bonus Buehrle is due.
So he give a lot to the team that doesn't show up on stats??...Unless he's the team fluffer and get's the boys all randy before games...I ain't buying it. Even if AA's selling it.
Hey! It'S JoeyBatS
Buck needs to convince JJ to resign with us. Buck already got JJ and Buerhle hooked about coming to TO.
This was an absolute fleecing, and only people high up on the inside know exactly how bad it was.
I think Bonifacio is highly underrated on this board. He's a pretty damn good player.
Bonafacio is basically Lind when you think about it. He's had one good year and the rest of his career his been awful, and there's nothing to suggest he'll ever hit like that again.
Having a flukey good year doesn't make one a good player. Izturis has been better in both the short term (2012) and career. That's why people want him as the starter.
Vic Mackey: You better figure out how much you hate me. And how you're going to deal with that. 'Cause I'm not going anywhere.
This sums up every sports interview, ever.
Bonifacio .267/.329/.343 20%K
Izturis .273/.337/.381 10% K
While those career numbers seem to be similar you really have to take into account that Bonifasio had a career season 2 years ago (.296/.360/.393 with BABIP of .372) the line is doable but the BABIP is not even close to being sustainable and it shows as other than that year his best season was in 2010 with a line of .261/.320/.328 and a .333 BABIP. Bonifacio is just not a good player and should not see regular playing time.
Izturis btw has been right around his career averages for most of his season and his defense is far and away better than bonifacio. Its really no contest if u ask me.