Tuesday, January 06, 2004

The USSMariner sums up my feelings on the Cirillo trade. This trade is a total PR move. It may be decent from a PR perspective but it's a bad baseball move. These guys are going to clog up the M's 24 man roster and enable the M's management to point at the $90+ million dollar figure and mouth platitudes like "Our players just aren't performing" and "We've got the Xth highest payroll in the game, we should be better".

They just don't understand VORP and how important it is to building a winning team. You don't spend money on replacement level players and you certainly don't build a $15 million dollar bench out of below replacement level players. Combine an aging starting staff with quite possibly the worst bench ever assembled and you have a recipe for 75 wins.


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