Re: Perspective on pitching
- From: "Bob-Nob" <bobnob15@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2007 19:23:04 GMT
Lyford venit, vidit, et dixit:
Randy RI venit, vidit, et dixit:
And Theo traded one of those healthy talented starters for
a backup OF who sucks defensively and can't hit breaking
And Theo let another one of those healthy talented starters
leave without even making an offer to him to stay.
I'm not sure to whom your second sentence refers. Lowe?
Martinez? I was under the impression the Sox offered both
contracts, but that both felt (correctly) that they could get
Obviously they negotiated extensively with Pedro, but I'm under the
impression that they had no desire to bring Lowe back. I don't
remember any reports of negotiations at all. I sort of got the
impression that they told him (figuratively, of course) not to let the
door hit him on the way out.
Eh, I'd guess they at least found out that Lowe was seeking a lot
more than they were willing to offer. I can't imagine the Sox would
have "wanted him gone no matter what,"(though it's entirely possible
that they did not anticipate any chance of his accepting an offer
from the Sox at a price that was acceptable to the Sox).
(And frankly, if you look objectively at what Derek Lowe did in 2004,
there's no reason that they SHOULD have brought him back. He was very
bad, in addition to having, apparently, some concerning off-field
Indeed. Too many people forget how godawful Lowe was for most of 2004.
And it's not as if mediocre/bad players don't sometimes have good
postseasons. See Brian Doyle, BF Dent, Jeff Weaver, anyone named
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