osforlife wrote:Now it seems like Johnson, Lindstrom, Gregg, Ayala, Strop, Patton, 1 of Phillips/O'Day/Neshek.
ofahn wrote:osforlife wrote:Now it seems like Johnson, Lindstrom, Gregg, Ayala, Strop, Patton, 1 of Phillips/O'Day/Neshek.
Do you really think Gregg deserves a roster spot over Phillips or Neshek?
osforlife wrote:No I do not. If I could choose, I'd pick Phillips or Neshek or O'Day over Gregg. But they aren't going to make it over Gregg with a 5.8mil salary.
Ampontan wrote:Emotionalism. Understandable, but emotionalism.
Ampontan wrote:Besides, cutting the guy is just bad business.
Ampontan wrote:However, the front office also admitted, somewhat more quietly, that options will be a factor as well.
Why is cutting Gregg bad business? Because it is throwing away an asset and getting nothing in return. You value him at zero? That's emotionalism. He does have value; it's just that his present value does not correspond to the money he's being paid. It is good business to leverage the asset to get whatever value out of it you can while you own it. To assume that he's worth zero and throw it away is to assume he's going to be even worse than he was last year, his worst year. Since the performance of relievers often fluctuates, it is not unreasonable to think he could have one of his good years this year. He's done it more than once before. In that case, he would be worth considerably more than a C+ prospect a previous poster mentioned.
In any event, the value of a C+ prospect is close to zero. That's career minor league free agent, which you can sign any number of during the off-season.
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