Fan F*%^#%$ Tastic!
Could not be more pleased. Simply could not. Did EXACTLY what they need to be doing.
My only other wish would be for them to answer the call from Used Car Guy tsk tsking them for their smashing the slot recommendations and them telling Selig if he hadn't F*&$%^ up the franchise so badly when he ran it, they might not have to. But give the s*$% sandwich they bought, they had to.
Absolutely no question 2010 draft is a success. Even without Harper. Worst case now: 2 top 10 picks in a loaded draft in 2011. Not optimal but not earth-shattering either.
For some reason, I just haven't seen Jason Marquis pitch yet this year. Or if I did during the first go round, the experience was so short and traumatic I just blocked it out.
Can't really say what's wrong. Don't know why he's regressed from his normal mediocre to historically bad. But no matter. It simply serves as a cautionary tale.
I didn't like the signing because I didn't see any long term value in it. $15 million for two years of league average pitching? Why? Rather, I wanted to take a chance on high risk high reward guys like Ben Sheets and Rich Harden. Well, they failed just as miserably as Marquis. The moral of the story being: pitching is a crap shoot even in the proven veteran category.