A_K wrote:Good lord I hope the Orioles don't voluntarily decide to pay Nick Markakis $17.5 million in 2015. Insane.
osforlife wrote:Down lower on the farm, it is disappointing to see Brendan Webb having an awful season.
In effect, the team will only be paying him 15M because the 2.5M buyout is already spent money. That being said Nick Markakis will be a year younger than Nick Swisher in 2015 and the Indians will be paying HIM 15M. A LOT of people on this forum wanted us to sign Swisher last winter, and IMO I wouldn't trade Markakis for Swisher.
A_K wrote:What possible reason would you have for not wanting to trade for an objectively superior player?
A_K wrote:I would love to trade Markakis for Swisher. Swisher's been significantly better in each of the last three seasons.
ofahn wrote:This, we do NOT disagree on.
This, we DO.
A_K wrote:Right, but it's not really open for disagreement. Swisher has provided more value as a baseball player in each of the last three seasons than Nick Markakis. That's an irrefutable fact.
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