TuckerBlair89 wrote:I highly recommend reading this piece by Hudson Belinsky.
http://battingleadoff.com/2013/11/07/ma ... -he-worth/
The acquisition of Yu Darvish will cost the Rangers just under $18 million per season, considering the six-year pact, the posting fee of $52 million, and the contract of $56 million. This pales in comparison to the average annual salaries in the recent deals for Zack Greinke, Justin Verlander, and Felix Hernandez, whose salaries will average over $25, and there’s an argument that Darvish is better than all three of these pitchers.
docjj wrote:But we seriously suck at identifying, developing, and maintaining the health of amateur talent. Besides Wieters and Machado who I could have picked in the draft, what else have we produced in the past 30 years? ZERO.
I'm done. I'll post $70 million to Japan and hope for the best...
docjj wrote:He's young, durable, and has top of rotation makeup. Frankly, I think the best of the bunch out there. The Yanks want him badly (gee, go figure) and some say the posting fee may go as high as $70 million. That probably puts him out of reach for us. Just once, I'd like to see us make a splash. I'm tired of the washed up has-beens, never wasses, journeymen retreads we constantly bring in, hoping we'll find a Miguel Gonzales.
Old Sneakers wrote:If the team doesn't promote Mike Wright to Baltimore before rosters expand next season
Old Sneakers wrote:Honestly, I think it really comes down to rushing talent.
This owner has not shown a real interest in investing in this team's future.
But he's got 2 sons.
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