Solid deal for Soriano and deepens the Nats even more. He looks OK for opting out now...
What VRP said. I don't even think it's about people necessarily hating on the Dodgers, it's just a clear Front Office bias. Ned does some weird stuff but so do other GMs and you can predict the reaction of internet/twitter/media simply by which Front Office was involved.
How did he get so much money?
Good move for Sori, got his raise and another year guaranteed. Boras does it again.
I can agree with this premise when it comes to the mainstream internet bashers.
But most of the praise/hatred comes from the moves just being really stupid or good all on their own. You have competent front offices and you have....well less so competent front offices.
The Nationals while an exciting team have made some very questionable signings. This Soriano deal, Werth's deal obviously, and their first LaRoche deal were all very questionable at the time and I don't think many praised the moves.
The Nats aren't afraid of Boras, and he will keep going to them with his free agents. But I don't know that I agree that all of the people on here just react based on the front office that is involved.
This is just a lot of money to pay a guy that is only going to throw what, 120-140 innings at the most? AND it's a draft pick? AND it's a replaceable caliber talent?
Damn Soriano has made a ton of money for being a RP
The Cult of Gattis
horrible contract IMO but he's a great reliever
Starters simply do not throw a large quantity of quality innings anymore. The value of late inning arms for that 7-9 frame is going up because of that.
holy **** thats a big deal
30 Team Stadium Checklist: 10 to go
1) Yankees 2) Orioles 3) Rays 4) Red Sox 5) Mets 6) Braves 7) Phillies 8) Nationals 9) Marlins 10) Pirates 11) Padres 12) Astros 13) Mariners 14) Twins 15) Cubs 16) White Sox 17) Cardinals 18) Indians 19) Tigers 20) Royals 21) Reds
A lot of money but a good team just became better...
That's a nasty bullpen
Signing players like Jayson Werth to that ridiculous contract or giving Andre Ethier his stupid extension aren't really done by good GM's. I think each deal tends to get evaluated based on it's own merits, you just see certain GM's criticized more than others because certain GM's make more stupid deals than others.