I have been informed, rather rudely, by Certain Other Team's Fans (yeah, you know who you are) that the Stros can't afford Carlos.Really? Suppose we give him a contract 7 years for $100,000,000 (worth more,?because there is?no state tax in Texas, plus he gets to live here and eat REAL BBQ plus not be hassled disrespected bothered by the media) or replica Cartier w10197u2 watch mill yr: Why not?Using figures obtained from Dugout Dollars I see the following:- This year, payroll was $65.25 mill, $72.8 mill with benefits and taxes- Next year, we have to pay $31.2 mill in guaranteed salaries (Bagwell, 13 mill;Ausmus 3 mill: Biggio, 1 mill;
And to all the complaining fans, I remind yall that last August, when they wanted to send him down and he was doing TERRIBLE, please remember SOMEbody claimed him offn waivers, so not all teams share yalls opinion that he is worthless or a loser.But back to Hitter Pence he NEEDS to get PA every single day and he's just not gonna get them up here at this point.AND he needs to prove to me, at least, that he actually can hit A replica Panerai Purdey Fourth Edition Men's watch pitching.Now that is something I KNOW that Scott, Lane and Burke can do very well.It would be different if we didn't have anyone to play CF or RF, but we do and Burke is a good hitter and a decent CF his ML stats from last year back me up.
It seems crazy to me to bench Burke all year except for a few PH, as Loretta is gonna play the majority of second when Biggio is off.It seems even crazier to release him or even to try to trade him there isn't any market for second basemen this year.Loretta's bat might could be bettern Biggio's this year, but his glove was replica Panerai PAM00119 Men's watch worse last year, and Loretta ain't no spring chicken and we HAVE to have a second baseman after Biggio retires (hopefully) at the end of the year.We already traded away Benny Zobrist and we don't have another guy who is ML ready.But back to Hitter Pence IF he can hit A pitching and IF Burke, Lane and Scott fail, Pence is ready and waiting (and remember bout the arbitration clock I ASSURE you that the Organization is thinking bout it too.)Gotta say I was impressed with how well he got the Bull Durham speech down.