Seafordeagles wrote:I mentioned Garza here a couple of months ago here and our resident expert came up with 3 points for not signing Garza. Thank you for mentioning him as well.
I would disagree with ANYONE that suggested we sign Garza to a FOUR year deal at market rate, but I would be very happy to have him on a ONE year deal at 15M. For me, it's not the player; it's the commitment.
I wouldn't be willing to give Garza more than two years guaranteed. Someone will be dumb enough to give him at least four.
Old Sneakers wrote:I gave up on asking the team to get a true lead-off hitter knowing there wasn't too much available.
ofahn wrote:I posted this on December 23rd:
Clearly, I'M not opposed to signing Garza; I'm opposed to signing Garza to a STUPID contract. Which "resident expert" were you referring to?
Garza is probably the most talented SP besides Tanaka that won't require draft pick compensation yet he hasn't been signed yet. IMO that's because he's a #3 SP with injury issues that has been looking for the upper end of #2 SP money for someone that has been a work horse. Once he gets real about his contract demands he'll have at least three or four teams to choose from and the Orioles should be one of them as long as the number of years is reasonable.
Seafordeagles wrote:Funny when I bring up about signing Garza you WERE opposed to signing him, and I never mentioned money or longevity of contract.
ofahn wrote:I suppose people take away different things from what they read; although I'm curious as to how you believe a team can sign a player without the parties being in agreement as to the terms of the contract.
I'm also curious as to why you feel Garza is an innings eater. The last time he started more than thirty games or pitched ALMOST 200 innings was in 2011. Bronson Arroyo, on the other hand, has pitched AT LEAST 200 innings in every season since 2005 except 2011; when he pitched 199.
I agree that we need an innings eater. We just seem to disagree on which one would be the better signing.
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