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- Aug 15, 2006
Not being the guy means that he's never been that one guy in the lineup who is expected to anchor. I've already gone into the money and years aspect about JD. No one is saying he doesn't hit well. But he's also going to be 31 next year and coming off a career best season. You pay JD 30 million then you are left with the Panda,Hanley deals this year and later Sale,Betts future contract, before even getting to X or JBJ. So while I understand not wanting to waste Sale or his prime he's a couple years younger than JD. You aren't wasting it by trying to be creative and finding a guy like Matt Adams who is flawed but he also only does one thing pretty well. Just not nearly at the level of JD. However one player will cost 4 million and the other will cost 27-30 million. Same thing just happened with Moreland vs Hosmer. 6.5 for Moreland is a much better buy than giving Hosmer a ridiculous contract because you have a "need". The Betts comment was referring to him not being as good of an overall player. Which he's not.What on earth does this even mean, and why should anybody care about it?
This is a classic case of argument by assertion. The fact that you don't think JD Martinez is an elite power hitter is not evidence for the proposition that JD Martinez is not an elite power hitter.
You're projecting your own fallacy onto your opponents here.
You're contradicting yourself. On the one hand, Martinez isn't even as good as Betts, OTOH, he'll be forced for the first time to fend for himself in a lineup without anybody nearly as good as him. Which is it?
Look, we all get it that you have a deep-seated aversion to the idea of signing Martinez, but honestly, you're doing a really poor job of laying out a persuasive case. There are reasons to be unenthusiastic about a JDM signing, mostly the fact that it's a long time and a lot of money to commit to a guy who only does one thing well, even if he does it really, really well. But all this stuff about him not being "THE guy", or your attempts to paint a career-best, but not out-of-career-context, half-season as so "bonkers" that it becomes almost an argument against his offensive ability....this stuff is not persuasive.
Schwarber will cost players but won't screw up your payroll. Lets be clear. I don't have an aversion to signing JD to a reasonable deal. The aversion comes in when his contract is 27-30 million and at that point you're better off saving your bullets for Harper/Machado and if that doesn't work then use the money to lock up the core. JD Martinez at 20 million is a good deal. 25 million? I can live with. 30 million and its pointless when you know what kind of class comes out next year.