Because I Shouldn’t Be Made To Write Something Original

The Mariners aren’t screwed any more so now than they were when they traded Ken Griffey Jr in 2000 or watched Alex Rodriguez leave for Texas in 2001. History is absolutely littered with teams who made big off-season splashes, were anointed champions during the winter, and then got hit in the face with the reality that baseball is a team sport full of unexpected variation. Last winter, the Red Sox were the team that landed two superstars and added them to an already stacked roster, and yet, they failed to make the playoffs. The Phillies added Cliff Lee to build an all-time great rotation and got bounced in the first round of the playoffs. The White Sox spent $119 million on players last winter, and after a complete disaster, they’re now in rebuilding mode and selling off talent left and right. – Dave Cameron

I’m hardly a Dave Cameron talking head but this is basically what I wrote last week and it remains true tonight.

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  • maqman

    Dave seems to becoming more inline with my opinions this past year, which is kind of odd. I wonder which one of us changed? I have no differences with his statement above. It’s obvious but often overlooked that any player is subject to the vagaries of chance and that includes those with big and small contracts. Texas, LAAofA and whoever gets Fielder are putting a lot of eggs in one or two baskets. I wonder what Darvish signs for? I’m guessing 5/$75MM or 7/$100MM.

  • maqman

    Dave seems to becoming more inline with my opinions this past year, which is kind of odd. I wonder which one of us changed? I have no differences with his statement above. It’s obvious but often overlooked that any player is subject to the vagaries of chance and that includes those with big and small contracts. Texas, LAAofA and whoever gets Fielder are putting a lot of eggs in one or two baskets. I wonder what Darvish signs for? I’m guessing 5/$75MM or 7/$100MM.

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