Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Please, Bill, DON'T PANIC!!!!

Look, I realize you've got a tough job to do. You've undoubtedly got pressure from the suits above you to walk away from Nashville with some starting pitching, if not a few other pieces. Dude, though, don't pull what you did last year, and trade a valuable asset for someone who was just about to be non-tendered (and, hence, available for only the inked dollar amount on a contract, not a valuable player). Please Please Please learn from your mistakes. Just because Plans A, B, C, and D don't work out -- DON'T PANIC!!!! Be patient, pave some in-roads, really decide what it is you want and make a reasonable deal when you're not downing drinks in the bar...

There's still time to evaluate the market and figure out who you really want. Edwin Jackson is a good idea -- but think about what Tampa wants, and what fits best. While Wlad might be a bit much, it's not completely unreasonable. Don't just get rid of Jose Lopez to get rid of him. Ben Broussard, too. You already messed up with the Guillen situation, although I'm sure the folks above you probably influenced that decision quite heavily.

Kick the tires some more on a few guys -- Bartolo Colon, for example. Sweeten the pot on Santana -- think creatively.

But please, O please do NOT make another Horacio Ramirez-level mistake...

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3 Comments:

At 12/05/2007 11:38 AM, Blogger Librocrat said...

I remember that lecture. He was talking about the awkwardness he felt the first time he was with a woman.

 
At 12/05/2007 3:04 PM, Blogger Jon said...

I'm sure you guys aren't happy about the George Sherrill rumors floating around.

 
At 12/06/2007 1:05 PM, Blogger PositivePaul said...

Actually, libro, that was a few moments earlier...

Well, jon, it depends on what rumors you're talking about. As I mention in my latest post, I'm not entirely opposed to seeing him traded. I'd obviously like to see him stick with the M's, but I don't see the M's using him like he should be used, so I'd be happy for him if he lands a gig elsewhere as a top-notch setup guy or a closer. And, depending on where he'd end up, I'd be happy for his parents who might be able to see him in person more often (Baltimore is MUCH closer to Tennessee than Seattle, and they play against teams that play more frequently nearer to Tennessee than the M's do).

 

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