Montero stinks. Period.
Montero stinks. Period.
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And I'd suggest it is hypocritical on some level to keep bringing up Pineda's DUI, while being so willing to take on a man drummed out of baseball for heroin use. You seem to blame Cash for Pineda's DUI, yet won't him to take on a man with known character flaws.
Honestly, I don't want another giant contract on an aging superstar at the moment. But if we do need to pay big money, I guess I'd rather hope we can find a way to resign Cano without it becoming insanely expensive. I'm sick of paying players for what they did on their prior team.
Is it a double standard. Probably.
Does that automatically exonerate Michael Pineda, and for that matter, Joba Chamberlain, for their poor decision making, I don't think so.
You yourself spoke heavily and correctly against DUIs as a potential life threatening offense in another thread. Hamilton's heroin use hurts no one but Hamilton and doesn't carry the risk of collateral damage unless he turns the key. No matter, I'm not endorsing Hamilton's drug use but I am indicting Pinedas stupidity.
Lee wasn't coming anyway either through mid season trade or FA. We all well know that he preferred the comforts of Philidelphias treatment program for his kid and Seattle was determined to stick it to us at the highest level possible.
However everything that was rumored to have been asked for Halladay has come to exactly nothing for this organization.
Joba has been a disaster at every level despite a white hot start. And this disaster is equally culpable from both Joba and Cashmans handling of him.
The killer Bs are a nonexistent shadow of their former hype.
Brackman is gone.
Hughes, while somewhat successful in the rotation and in the pen has been a severe letdown from the hype and expectations of 2007 and is now on his way to free agency to boot.
All of Cashmans hoarding of prospects have yielded a comically low return, yet we keep coming back in these talkbacks to his stellar developmental philosophy over and over and over again.
Where our minor league system was highly touted just two years ago all of a sudden we have no one anywhere near fruition in the pipeline going into 2013. What does that tell us about Brian Cashmans, and by extension the staff he has chosen to employ, ability to do anything other then spend money foolishly in a broken philosophy?
As far as paying Halladay the requisite salary this is where we are in disagreement of opinion.
I would've moved heaven and earth to get the best arm in the game.
Cashman apparently felt that Hughes and Chamberlain were a better investment.
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We were never seriously engaged on the best arm I the game in Halladay specifically because we were protecting Montero and by extension Cashmans Kids youth program.
Hoarding untried, untested, unproven prospects well beyond the apex of their value has been the lone accomplishment of this executive regimes ability to cull and develop young talent.
I must not have made that clear enough.
Especially given that Halladay publically stated he wanted out thereby undermining any sense of negotiating leverage by the team by giving up the goose.
Even if we had traded the elite 5 "stars" of our developmental program at that point, my earlier post completely verifies that, with the mediocre exception of Hughes, have amounted to just about exactly nothing for his team going forward.
Hard to get upset over a 'mugging' that nets you pocket change.
And what do you disagree about in regards to Halladay's salary. He's not making a bunch of money?
You have proof that Toronto wanted a mugging I meant.
A quote or link showing exactly what Toronto SPECIFICALLY asked of Cashman to back up your opinion please. Or am I ranting to demand such a thing?
As an addict, especially in the opiate as opposed to narcotic family, it's a sickness. I'm pretty sure he's miserable about ruining his sobriety but addicts often struggle with their moral code versus their physical (and yes, opiates are a physical need. Heroin in particular needs to be physically weaned with medically approved method one in order to prevent death of hardcore addicts who have replaced their bodies production of certain endorphins in a way that the narcotic family does not)
Now, I am not defending, as I stated earlier, Hamilton's problems. He is a definite risk. What he does bring to the table however is a verifiable work history and a potential to really capitalize on the stadiums offensive design flaws. I would certainly not feel good about the signing but it might be no more riskier then signing a mediocre Wright, a terrible Pavano, or a weak Swisher, all of whom had spotty to terrible WORK histories prior to being signed by Brian.
I do not disagree with you over the double standard ARod hate. He wants a little poon, hardly measures up to risking the lives of others.