Friday, February 24, 2006

This really distresses me...

One of my favorite baseball web sites ranked the Phils as having had the fifth worst offseason in baseball.

Then again, maybe that's about right. We lost one of the most valuable parts of the team, and added effectively nobody.

On the other hand, consider the fact that BP ranked the 2006 free agent crop as "The least accomplished, most overpaid in recent history." (Membership req'd. What? You aren't a member of BP? You really, really should look into it. It's like, $35.00 a year. Best baseball money you can possibly spend.) Maybe, just maybe, not giving mediocre free agents five year multi-million dollar contracts was a good idea.

Well, I can't say I'm happy about 2006 from an acquisition department. We'll see if it's part of an overall plan.


At 7:49 AM, Blogger Tom Goodman said...

The most damning part of the analysis (none of which I really disagree with) is this line:

"By signing Nunez and Gonzalez, the Phillies also wasted the compensation picks they received for losing Wagner (and they lost another pick for Gordon)."

That said, there is hope. More on this later this Spring.


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