For only $4.5m more AAV, the position they each occupy, and both contracts ending in the same year (respective to age) it would seem like Reyes is a significantly better asset.
As for risk, you're right that Reyes contract is a bigger risk, although risk usually runs proportional to talent level and performance.
Difference of opinion, I guess...
Last edited by mtf; 12-06-2012 at 03:17 AM.
God awful contract. The flying Hawaiian would get 2/12 max from me
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Red Sox fans having to listen to Jays fans is like a pornstar listening to a kid who just had there first orgasm.
You have 1 good offseason and think you know it all already. Well, wait until we play the games... Injuries WILL happen since there's no getting around them, and there's ALWAYS an underachieving player or 2 or 3 or 4 to go with a few surprise performers.
Don't be surprised if the Jays let you down for the 21st straight season. I'm not saying this to bash you, I'm saying this through experience. And God knows my Sox have been the most injury prone underachieving team in baseball the past 2 years.
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To be fair the Blue Jays are no strangers to injury. Look at them this year alone.
And the Blue Jays have made the playoffs 5 times (1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993). They've been pretty bad for all but 5 years of their 35 year existence. They've won the WS 2/35 years and the Sox have 7/111, which is a bit better, though neither look impressive.
The Red Sox have endured more losing than arguably any other franchise in baseball (Cubs, White Sox, Indians, but mostly)
Blue Jays had a very nice run in the early 90's. Could be back this year, and they are likely going to be better in 2013 than the Red Sox.
Sir, I'm about the longest term Sox fan on PSD, and amongst the most critical of them. I've been saying for months that they shouldn't make any long term deals or deal key pieces of the farm this off season, since they have no chance to win the WS in '13 or '14. If they are over paying in the one thing they have plenty of - money to avoid doing those things and field a .500 team for the fans, than I can't get too worked up over it. By a pure percentage I think they overpaid for Gomes more than SV.
rWAR since 2005:
JR --- SV
1.4 - N/A
5.6 - 1.9
5.0 - 3.1
4.7 - 4.2
0.8 - 3.5
2.2 - 2.8
4.7 - 5.2
2.8 - 1.1
JR is 2.5 years younger then SV, but has had more injury problems, and his peak season is now six years behind him. SV's is one. Since 2008 they are very close value wise, with SV holding the edge. Yeah please explain to me how SV's contract sucks and JR's is a paragon of wisdom?
Last edited by bagwell368; 12-06-2012 at 05:58 AM.
I like the Napoli signing. I don't much like the Victorino signing.
Too much money for what is really a platoon player. He isn't a horrible ball player. He just isn't worth 13 million going forward.