uconn polo Padres Chat 1
I know I am in the minority, but all of these big ticket trades are like parents going nuts with the credit cards, taking on a second and third mortgage, emptying all the bank accounts, and taking all of the retirement money for Christmas . Yeah, it might be fun and exciting at first . until the reality sits in of what all this is going to cost, now and in the future. Furthermore, all the kids are saying, “So what, why are you complaining,
finally mom and dad spent money on us! Who cares what it costs?!” AJ is now adored and/or seen as a genius, and it is so easy to be seen as all this (now, in the short term) when you mortgage the future, but these moves will be seen as crazy at some point. More like reshuffled assets. Most of the new acquisitions will be under club control for the next several years. It’s just Kemp who will cost a lot down the road. The Dodgers are basically paying for Justin Upton to be on the Padres next season. Speaking of Upton, I know there’s been a lot of talk about trying to extend him/overreaction to a few sentences his agent said on the radio. For someone in his position, the smart thing to do is test free agency. Stranger things have happened, but he’s a one year rental for now. The projected Opening Day payroll is about where it was last year. I see this offseason as Preller reallocating assets to make this team a contender, and that could have been part of the plan. If you had Kuroda in the fold and aren’t confident you could extend Cashner,
that would have made it easier to move him for other assets.