I dont know about you all, but watching the stars of my youth playing out their careers while being an embarrassment to the game is absolutely heartbreaking to me. I like how football does contracts with a portion being guaranteed and a portion, typically the last year or two not guaranteed. Football contracts are typically much shorter. I think it’s partially steroid related, but these baseball players seems to hit a cliff in their low 30s now. Obviously this isn’t true for all players, but these massive contracts seem terrible for the game.
any thoughts on how to make baseball contracts better? The obvious answer would be to not give out foolish contracts, but that always happens as gms are understandably short sighted.
Another gem. Love hearing these stories of how it was in the old days.
Did you guys know that the normal flu we battle every year is a strand from the Spanish Flu? That was over 100 years ago.
In other words, there is a good chance that this is never going away. So, what is the end game here? At what point do we get back to normal and say hey guess what, this is a normal virus that we will have to treat like we do everything else?
Because he has 525 Ml at bats spanning 4 seasons. Because he has a high walk rate and is coming off his best season OpS wise. Because he is still relatively young and your other alternatives don’t have his offensive upside. He absolutely should be getting a majority of the at bats right now.
He may end up nothing..it’s likely that he will but giving him space at bats is poor for his development.
If the attitude is, we don’t care about winning, why would you not give him at bats?