Remember that Miguel Gonzalez started the 2012 season in AAA for us. He was 28.
Gonzales also had tied to our then GM’s former team, BOS. Valdez has had a longer track record of success. It looks like he’s a guy that never got a chance because he couldn’t throw hard enough.
This is one of the few fun parts about rebuilding. You get to see players like Valdez that are hungry to make it and this is their big chance.
Thanks for putting the list together. I’d want Sanchez, Vargas, Estrada. Those are the only players I’d offer a mlb deal to.
The rest of those guys on that last have serious injury and/or performance issues. I’ll never be mad at an milb deal though.
We can offer 30-35 GS. Would they take an Iglesias type deal of 1/$3million?
Two who should not be in: Bonds and Clemens: Never. Their statistics are inflated due to steroids and letting cheaters in is not a good message. Manny Ramirez too.
There are too many players in the Hall who don't deserve to be there based on their accomplishments. Standards have been lowered in certain cases. . Gary Carter for example. I'd consider Schilling and Fred Lynn but I'd have to look at their lifetime stats first.
Rivera should not have been the first unanimous choice when so many other great players were not unanimous. Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Frank Robinson, they were far more valuable than a closer. Also Rivera blew. a couple of post seasons series for the Yankees. By the same token I'm glad Jeter was not unanimous and I give credit to the writer who kept that from happening.