So if you aren't a star you are average?
Did you look at the stats i posted? Well above average in everything. C'mon dude. If you think he will get overpayed, fine. But don't downplay his talent and production when it's right there.
I just realized I sounded exactly like I tell others not to. My apologies.
But my point still stands.
I'm not interested at $100M either, but I am fine with a smaller overpay as that's the way it is now. What we are as an "Overpay" is now market value.
4/65 or 5/80 at most. Any more and it may be a little to much. Pretty much the same feelings I have with Hamilton, just different numbers.
Last edited by jej; 12-02-2012 at 12:05 AM.
Swisher has been an above average producer for several years (blessed in great lineups and hitters park)... But he's 32, hes never had close to elite tools, in the next 4,5 years, I'm going to bet there will be a drop off, especially if he comes here will be luck if he's average. IMO.
Have you checked his home road splits? Yankee stadium hasn't really helped him. He has been pretty much the same on the road so Im not worried about that.
Last edited by Rain City; 12-02-2012 at 12:35 AM.
Brandon League and Broxton got ridiculous contracts and they are relievers who are up and down.
I'm curious what did League fetch Natey?
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it kind of does mean that. If he can hit as well in 29 other parks as he can there, it didnt really help much. Very few people have splits that are that similar.
Over his last 3 years:
.281/.369/.479/.848 at home
.267/.363/.478/.841 on the road
If anything, he is exactly the kind of guy we should target. You are worried about his splits but not Upton's, or even Hamiltons?
Like you always say, just admit you dont like him instead of trying to make stuff up.
Last edited by jej; 12-02-2012 at 09:45 PM.
Plus he is more likely to break down as he averages like 110 games a year and has "old player skills" or whatever its called.
The market applies to everyone, not just Swisher. If he gets overpayed, most likely everyone will. Obviously Napoli will be cheaper, but he is also inferior.
If we have to overpay either way, shouldnt we get the better player? Thats why Im back on Hamilton a little. We have to overpay anyway, might as well get the best player
The market for free agent hitters has risen significantly and if they want to sign one, they need to up payroll. It's only going to get worse.
Word. Especially to come here.
"Overpaying" is no longer overpaying. It's just paying. The market has changed. Inflation applies here just as much as it does in everything else.