- Jul 1, 2011
I don't think this is particularly fair.1) What the fuck? You don't give a guy a record setting deal and then call it a bargain unless that dude turns around and racks up 6-7 fWAR seasons. So until he does that you can't really pat yourself on the back over it.
2) What about the Greinke deal makes the Price deal look more appealing? Is it the 7th year of what will probably be a broken down starter or that you held on to a draft pick?
Both deals are terrible and once the high of signing an ace clears you'll all see that. I gotta say it's been weird as hell reading through this sploogefest considering our bread and butter is LOLing at the Yankees every time they dole out their ridiculous 7 year deals.
We have a rather limited understanding of how Price will age and how the market will change over the next seven years, but using typical baseline assumptions this deal actually looks pretty good. Sure there is plenty of risk involved with any long term contract, especially a "record setting" one given to a pitcher, and yes David Price is "only" a 5 to 5.5 win player instead of a 6-7 win player, but that's still very good and the market for baseball players has been exploding for at least a decade now.
You don't have to like it, but there are reasons to be happy about this deal beyond blind, fanboyish optimism and an irrational obsession with "aces."