What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Thoughts on this? I knew the Angels weren't pleased with his performance this season, but I'm not sure getting rid of a player after one down season is the right move, especially a starting pitcher with that kind of stuff. Maybe it's just me, but Jerry Dipoto seems to be making quite a few knee-jerk moves ever since he became the GM for the Angels.
I think this speaks more to how disparate the Royals are for pitching. Santana not being in an Angwl uniform was a foregone conclusion.
I have to admit I haven't seen to much of Santana but what I did see wasn't aweful. Not sure what his issues are or if they can be fixed might turn out ok for the Royals. On the other hand if the Angels don't get Grienke signed or they are going to be hurting next season.
Dipoto is a train wreck!
They're just clearing room to re-sign Greinke and maybe add a big FA which is why they're trying to trade Haren too.
I am surprised the Royals picked up all of Santana's salary less $1mm, very surprised. Hope the Rangers can pull a similar deal for Billy Hamilton.
It would be a very strange series of events if someone traded for Billy Hamilton and got a contract worth more than 1 million.
The issue with santana is pretty similar to the issue with holland IMO. Inconsistency. Except with the caveat that santana has been given more time to become consistent and hasnt done it.
Billy Hamilton is a minor leaguer without a major league contract. How could he possiblity get into the situation where the Reds would be thinking of declining his option?
Why are you surprised? The Angels were only on the hook for $1 million through a buy out, they didn't need to pickup the other $12mm. If Santana would have been bought out for $1mm, he may not have signed with KC even if they were the highest bidder. This guarnteed that KC got Santana.
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