If they were that cash strapped on money they could have not resigned Sanchez and let Martin play SS this season and saved 500k and no one would blinked an eye. They could have saved on international period and still spent way more then they ever have. This seems like a bad PR type move and so many other ways to save money.
So when I question what you claim to be facts this is the response I get? Whatever Bro! Part of the problem here is that you claim to have facts backed up by absolutely nothing and I’m being impossible? Ok ...LOL
I don’t necessarily disagree with you; certainly I think Stewart is useless, but putting a more positive light on things, Stewart has a good eye, Mullins offers great D, Power isn’t everything, assuming Hays won’t stay healthy is only an assumption, and Diaz hasn’t even taken the field as a major leaguer.
If healthy, Hays is a fine CF, Mullins remains a fine 4 OF, Stewart shouldn’t be in the OF anyway, and Diaz will get every chance to show his stuff.
So they weren't penny pinching enough to be penny pinching at all?
They did leave more unspent than any other team. More than other famously frugal teams like the Marlins, Rays, Indians and Pirates.
Sorry, when I see them cutting everything else, saving amounts that should be irrelevant, I can't trust them. I think it's pretty clear that they consider 222K an amount they deem at least somewhat significant.