why? he is 31,injury prone. rarely can play more than 120 games and has the substance issues. $$ better spent on Sanchez.Why? Because I like his 43 homers and 128 RBI's as well as his speed and defensive ability. He played 148 games this year. We have the depth with Berry, Dirks, and Garcia. And of course we could DH him as well to save the miles. Yes he is injury prone and 31, but he's probably got 3-5 years left of his prime if he can stay healthy.
if he can stay healthy.And how many millions do you want to risk on his staying healthy...or even clean????
And how many millions do you want to risk on his staying healthyIs there a salary cap? Then who cares about money? If the Illitches can afford who cares.
No. Succesful teams (long-term) are ones that build from within.Really? Who? Ive looked at the past 20 World Series champs and none, with the exception of the Cardinals are built from within(loosely researched). I remember now Iffster, you were plain pissed at the Fielder signing.
Don't get me wrong, I don't want the club to waste money on the latter years of a huge contract on a guy that can't perform anymore. IE Maggs, Arod, Pujols. Admittedly Hamilton at 31 is probably not the guy(unless we could get him for 3 years 60 million). But I don't think we should stand pat with Dirks and a Garcia, Berry platoon, we barely made the playoffs ya know. Valverde's 9 million will pay for his own replacement. DY at 6.7 mill would make a nice dent in a better player's contract.well hamilton is said to be looking for a six year deal. That is way too long.
I remember now Iffster, you were plain pissed at the Fielder signingIt is always pleasing when one of my admirer's keeps close tabs on what I say. I'd say shocked - not pissed. lol
I agree. I'd like to see Detroit get a good fielding right handed bat for one of the corner outfield spots AND as a backup if VMart doesn't bounce back well. Give Garcia/Costellanos time to develop at AAA. I just don't think we need to spend $100mil on the flavor of the month. That money needs to be spent mainly on pitching. The bullpen is shakey and needs a closer....a starter (Sanchez or someone else) is needed. Hamilton is baseball's version of 'eye-candy'.
But I don't think we should stand pat with Dirks and a Garcia, Berry platoon,
n addition Mr I probably takes the option to renegotiate the FSN paying the Tigers 33 mil and gets 20 mil from FSN. So payroll may be able to go upto around 140-150mil, but I do not see them gambling that on hamilton with upcoming FA's of JV, Miggy and max.I wouldn't put anything past Mr. Illitch. He shelled out the dough to the Red Wings. The better the team was the more he wanted to spend. If the guys can pull this thing off, I could see Mike(the Illitches)getting the World Series fever and going for 2, it seems like their M.O.
I just don't think we need to spend $100mil on the flavor of the month. That money needs to be spent mainly on pitching. The bullpen is shakey and needs a closer....a starter (Sanchez or someone else) is needed. Hamilton is baseball's version of 'eye-candy'.For once we agree Iffy. Hats off, "eye candy" is spot on. Hamilton is eye candy for our lineup. A fan can dream can't he? Cabrera, Fielder, Hamilton, Martinez. A closer would be sweet too, but none on the free agent list were jumping out. I wonder if we promote from within or ...gulp...re-sign papa grande. Any speculation on the closer situation AD, Iffy?