Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Eye Opening

From yesterday's article by Peter Gammons (italics are mine, for emphasis):
Garciaparra, who had rejected a four-year, $60 million contract that would
have expired at the end of this season
, was a megastar in Boston, and when
the Red Sox struggled for two weeks after the trade, Epstein and the baseball
people were second-guessed to the media by some of their promotional gurus
upstairs. Eleven weeks later, the Red Sox swept the Cardinals.

Wow. I remember him turning the offer down, but I hadn't given it much thought since then. Imagine if they'd had that trainwreck eating up their payroll since then? And we think Schilling's $8 million this year is bad!

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