Nevermore Posted December 23, 2014 Share Posted December 23, 2014 Do you really think we're giving another 4 year/50 mil contract to a pitcher after Ubaldo?Yep, I know about the Ubaldo signing. DD thought that he was getting a fully-developed quality pitcher. Instead, he has gotten an untradeable reclamation project. Fortunately, it looks as though DD got a reclamation project with a decent work ethic -- though I doubt that DD said to himself, "Let's give a 4 year/50 mil contract to a reclamation project because he has a solid work ethic." Instead, it looks as though DD miscalculated Ubaldo's abilities and progress when DD proposed that contract. So now the team will have to do some work with Ubaldo to salvage his career and that 4 year/50 mil contract. If Ubaldo continues his progress and does well in the next few years, then it actually will turn out to be a good thing that he was signed for 4 years. The Os have had Norris and Chen for a while, and have had a chance to observe them and their progress. So if they continue to be decent, quality pitchers, then there is less of a chance that DD will miscalculate their abilities when offering at least one of them a long term contract. But do I really have to shout from the stands, "Bud, give up a HR to Sandoval so that you won't cost that much"? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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