I'm curious as to why you feel that way. Buying Greinke would expend a tremendous amount of the available payroll for pitcher that's, IMO, really no better than several that we already have.
I don't have a problem spending big dollars on a really good pitcher for ONE year and then wait for our pitching to develop. I have a problem with making a long term commitment to that pitcher when we might be able to fill his role from within.
A_K wrote:Let's not fool ourselves. Greene is substantially better than any Orioles pitcher since Bedard. Whether signing him is a good move is another question. But he's definitely better than anything we have.
Old Sneakers wrote:Well Greinke is a proven player with a winning record, big time game
Can you identify even ONE "must win" game that Greinke has won?
Old Sneakers wrote:I don't see any of the guys on the Orioles being in the same league as Grienke.
Old Sneakers wrote:One day perhaps Bundy will become that, but that's going to be his third or fourth year in the majors. Not next season certainly. Actually, I do not know that Bundy will even be in the rotation late next year. You may not see that before 2014.
Old Sneakers wrote:Is Greinke going to be expensive? Oh yeah! You betcha. Not Justin Verlander expensive but a big payroll hit nonetheless. I also think he's likely worth it for a 3-5 year deal. You won't get a guy of this nature to do 1 year. He's proven, healthy and durable. He will get the deal he wants.
Old Sneakers wrote:When DD said we need to look for a #1 starter I assumed he meant a TOR type, not another serviceable starter in the Jeremy Guthrie mold.
Old Sneakers wrote:Again, I do not think the team makes a big push for a big name free agent this season. Despite a great season in 2012 this team has loads of room for improvement. Depth is a strength. I do not think the talent level is. The team needs at LF, 2B and 1B and the rotation was in a constant state of change all year long. The team just as easily could have won 82 games.
Old Sneakers wrote:
You can argue if it is actually "must win" but here is a great example
A_K wrote:I don't think there's any way to identify this "skill" in a pitcher who hasn't been in a large number of those situations.
I agree. I pick pitchers I would want in big games by how confident I am in them. That comes from many small factors and how they have responded to previous pressure situations. It doesn't make any difference whether you see Greinke as a STUD or a DUD, I would NOT want him pitching a "must win" game for me.
A_K wrote:I would murder a litter of kittens to have Grienke on the mound for us in a game 7.
While his team won he gave up SIX runs in six innings. Heck, our ROOKIES didn't throw a clunker like that.
A_K wrote:Let's not fool ourselves. Grienke is substantially better than any Orioles pitcher since Bedard. Whether signing him is a good move is another question. But he's definitely better than anything we have.
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