Thursday, February 11, 2010

You're Killin' Me Mike

Nationals lead Wang bidding - Sports Rumors - MLB Blog - Yahoo! Sports

On the up side: taking a chance on an injury damaged pitcher.

On the down side: $2m guaranteed! Guaranteed! Really, that's what it will take to get a guy who's last good year was '07 and his effectiveness is directly related to the quality of his middle infield defense!

Erik Bedard got $1.5m plus incentives. Not only is Bedard at his best better than Wang, now he's CHEAPER too. Better and cheaper=good. Worse and more expensive=bad. I know this is Washington DC where this equation is reversed all the time but for those of us in the real world, it isn't that hard to figure out.

Although if the choice is between overpaying for Wang and not spending this paltry $2m, I'd say overpay. At least we'd have one lottery ticket (albiet not the best one we could have had.)

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