Very good. Now can we get rid of our straw men and come back to reality?
Originally Posted by jomota48
We're talking about the best pitcher in the NL this past season who has been among baseball's best pitchers for the last 3 seasons. You don't compare him to a worker making $100,000 a year. You compare him to what other major leaguers are earning.
Angel Pagan was signed for more than what the Mets are offering the best pitcher in the National League. Need anything else be said?
It's not a matter of feeling bad for him. That's not the point. The point is he is being lowballed something serious by his present owners who are basically telling him not to let the door hit his butt on the way out.
I'm not going to get into the whole debate about whether it is better to sign him or trade him. There are merits to both arguments and it all depends on what they can get for him. But either you choose to sign him or you don't. Making a ridiculously low offer serves no purpose whatsoever.
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