December 6th, 2007, 08:10 AM #21
Great points DRD.
Originally Posted by Die Radio Die
The 2 year deal is huge. Sure Andruw is getting a ton of money but our commitment is only 2 seasons. It's not like he's going to be having the 5th highest average salary for 5-6 years or so.
December 6th, 2007, 08:34 AM #22
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plus Rowawd is seeking a five year contract, two years is much nicer. Much credit for Ned! Hoping to see an outfield of Kemp,Jones and Ethier.
Originally Posted by BleedingPurple
Give Pierre to the Ranger for a bag of balls.
December 6th, 2007, 08:43 AM #23
...now if only we can trade for Bedard & stay away from Rolen... I'll be pleased, very pleased.
December 6th, 2007, 08:49 AM #24
While I don't mind the signing I will be very upset if Kemp gets traded. He has too much talent. I just know it will come back to bite us in the ass.
Do anything it takes to trade Pierre. Just offer to eat some of his salary. ANYTHING. Just don't get rid of Kemp or Ethier.
December 6th, 2007, 08:55 AM #25
Torii Hunter may not be in the prime of his career but he is leaps and bounds better than Jones. To pay that much money for a guy that started his decline in his 20's is laughable. Dude hit .222 last season people. Wake up!
December 6th, 2007, 08:55 AM #26
I like it!
Was listening to Colin Cowherd this morning (bleh), who thought this was a stupid signing of a "past his prime" player. Of course he rarely likes anything of this sort unless it's the Yanks or Red Sox doing it, so <shrug>.
Personally, I'd rather have a past-prime Jones over a healthy Juan Pierre any day of the week. As for his numbers last year, despite having Chipper, Francouer, etc..., it wasn't like he was real protected in that lineup until Texeira got there. Then again, I'm not sure he'll be all that protected in our lineup.
December 6th, 2007, 09:08 AM #27
Originally Posted by OrangePuck
God, why do you always have to compare the Angels' moves to the Dodgers' in every thread?
December 6th, 2007, 09:08 AM #28
Aside from 2000, Jones had arguably his two best seasons in '05 and '06, boasting an average .10-.15 lower than Hunter, but hitting more than twice as many home runs, and nearly 100 more RBI. The strikeout number are even comparable, aside from Hunter's very good 65 in '05. Hardly a guy on the significant decline.
Originally Posted by OrangePuck
I've always liked Hunter, but how you can argue he is "leaps and bounds" better than Jones is beyond me. Let's see how Hunter does off the artificial turf and outside the Homerdome. If Jones has a repeat of last season, I'll agree with you, but single seasons in baseball hardly indicate player trends.
December 6th, 2007, 09:12 AM #29
I was replying to an earlier post in which someone compared the Jones signing and saying it was better than the Angels plan of overpaying centerfielders on the decline. So, I wasn't the first. Also, for me to "always" compare Angels moves to Dodgers moves it would require the Dodgers to actually make some moves. In fact I think this may be the first Dodger move that I have commented on.
Originally Posted by UnderPressure
December 6th, 2007, 09:15 AM #30