SPORTSWRITERS GONE WILD
Apparently Phil Rogers is running out of things to write. Because this has to be one of the most insane things I have read all hot stove season.
Rogers writes about the Garland for Cabrera trade today and offers a few thoughts on it. Deep breath, Sox fans. Here’s one of them:
Or maybe Cabrera would snap up the offer they made to Fukudome — $50 million over four years. That wouldn’t be a bad thing, either, as it would secure a position at which the Sox have few attractive internal options.
Cabrera is a fine player. He’s excellent defensively. He can steal a base. Likely will hit for average. A bit of pop in his bat. But overall he’s fairly average offensively and he would be 34 when this extension kicks in. I don’t know of too many shortstops who are worth $12 million+ per year at age 37. Of course, I don’t think he would be worth that in 2009.
If the Sox were to spend that type of money, wouldn’t investing in a younger pitcher like Garland be more appropriate?
Cabrera is good. Just not that good.
Rogers adds: “Signing Cabrera through 2011 would add some direction to an organization that needs it.”
What’s the quote–don’t confuse activity with achievement?