San Francisco Giants

Print Share

2

The Giants: Not Above Rewarding Mediocrity

Being a fan of major league baseball in the 21st century means one routinely has to bite one’s tongue to keep fully sane. A skill that, through (necessary) practice, I’ve mastered at expert level.

I’d hoped the 2000-2001 offseason—an out-of-control sweepstakes for anyone who could play at all (and several who couldn’t)—would be the last time I’d ever have to revisit the business (a.k.a. boring) side of MLB.  For many years, it was, as baseball seemed to be reverting back to generally sensible spending. When I say “sensible”, I don’t necessarily mean “responsible”. Teams still overspent as much as ever, but by-and-large they would overspend on—what do you call ‘em—oh, yeah. Good players with good resumes. No player is worth $17 million IMHO, but at least the Carlos Lees and Mark Teixeiras of the game were the beneficiaries, rather than the next tier of dudes like Orlando Hudson or unestablished dudes like Jair Jurrjens (so there’s no confusion, neither of them make $17M. They’re just examples).

You can thank the Houston Astros for my relapse to the dark side…

The first to cash-in during this eventful offseason was LA’s Hiroki Kuroda on November 15. He got a 1-year, $12 million (1/$12M) deal to stay a Dodger. I thought “Okay…$12M for a 35-year-old guy whose career high in wins is 11, has never thrown 200 innings, is below .500 in his career, and is certainly no Hideo Nomo in terms of fan attraction.” I let it go. It’s just a one-year deal, and it is the Dodgers, after all. But there would be more head-scratching windfalls to come. Carlos Pena, the one-time MVP candidate with the Rays whose .196 average in 2010 didn’t sway the Cubs from giving him $10M on December 8. Kevin Correia’s 2/$8M from Pittsburgh after a 10-10, 5.40 season—I know it’s different ownership, but surely someone filled in the Bucs’ front office on “Operation Shutdown” from the spring of 2002? Brad Penny is rewarded for a 9-start, 13-WHIP injury-halted season with 1/$3M from the Tigers. Jake Westbrook, a 4.22, 10-game winner, will make $16M over the next two years from St. Louis.

A load of millions for a load of mediocrity. I kept my lips firmly pressed together.

Until January 25th, when into the lap of Astros lefty Wandy Rodriguez dropped $35 million for 3 years.

And he wasn’t even a free agent. Rodriguez is in his final year of arbitration and wouldn’t have been free until after 2011. He was 11-12, and while I know as well as anyone that W/L records cannot ALWAYS accurately measure a pitcher’s performance—see 2010 A.L. Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez—Rodriguez is cashing in after a season in which he did not crack the NL’s top ten in any significant category besides hit batsmen, and a 62-64, 4.18 career. For the record, Roy Oswalt never made more than $14M from the Astros in any season.

Meanwhile, Pat Burrell—coming off a magnificent 2/3 of a season with the Giants in which he batted .266 with 18 HR in only 289 AB—will make $1M in 2011. Cody Ross, his teammate, batted .269 with 14 HR in 525 AB but will be paid $6.3M, again because the Giants wished to avoid arbitration. WHAT? We all get the reason you’d want to avoid the feelings of, say, Tim Lincecum in an arbitration hearing. If he were to get down on the Giants as a result and leave as a free agent, the Giants would be devastated to their core—on the field, with the fans, you name it. But Cody Ross? Who CARES if he’s insulted in an arbitration hearing? Yes, he’s a postseason hero, and he deserves compensation for coming up so big in the 2010 playoffs. But without Burrell, the Giants don’t even get to the postseason. I mean, if you’re rewarding postseason feats, why is the “insulted” Edgar Renteria with the Cincinnati Reds right now?

In closing, the Steroids Era has concluded, but we’re now in another lamentable era in baseball—the Scareoids Era. Just the threat of arbitration and free agency is forcing teams to overpay rather than risk losing average players. There has never been a better time to be half-decent in baseball. Just ask Colorado’s Jorge De La Rosa, who made 20 starts in 2010, won 8, and recorded a 4.22 ERA—but was granted a 2/$21.5 extension to avoid the ol’ arbiter. When Jon Sanchez reaches free agency after 2012, he will likely get $90 million from somebody so long as he makes 30 starts, throws 180 innings, and can manage an acceptable era in each of the upcoming two seasons. Who can say what anyone is worth, and what “value” is, in a world where Todd Coffey and Chris Capuano are going to earn more 2011 dollars than Pat Burrell?

About the Author Subscribe to author's RSS feed
Written by
I've been a Giants' fan since 1990; I still remember my first game at Candlestick as if it were yesterday (Robby Thompson homered and the Giants downed Houston 7-3). Pushed for us to get that elusive championship and at last we GOT IT! You can see me on the softball field every week sporting my orange and black, and I'm raising my little girl to not follow in her A's-fan-mom's footsteps!


Tags , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments

In response to “The Giants: Not Above Rewarding Mediocrity”


  1. Christopher Rowe Jan 31 201112:41 am

    Reply

    Agree with you that it is ridiculous how severely teams will overpay for mediocre talent – let alone decent talent. However, there are two schools of thought on the subject:
    1. Blame the teams who pay these inflated contracts to mediocre players
    2. Talent is not always rewarded with money. In an age when Albert Pujols is seeking 30M because ARod makes 27M, logic is out the window – but at least those two are potential Hall of Famers. Supply and Demand are the culprits. How many teams have a competent left-handed reliever. Well now how much would you pay for Joe Beimel because the alternative is Bruce Chen?

    It seems teams are overpaying for mediocre talent because there isn’t enough good talent to go around. 30 teams means 30 SS, 30 C and 30 left-handed relief specialists. Can you name me 30 competent members of each of those categories? Can you name me 60? Can you name me 20? Yankees bench players could start on 12-15 teams but who could afford them? The business of baseball does reward Mark Texieria more for being a Yankee than Josh Hamilton for being a modern-day Joe DiMaggio for Texas. Buster Posey makes as much as Joe the Plumber while Miguel Olivo pulls in 3x that much to be a veteran backup because catchers are at such a premium – AND because arbitration age and free agency are so cost prohibitive. Look at Joey Votto or Carlos Gonzalez. Do they deserve their contracts? Maybe not but in 3 years they will be relative bargains!!!

    Supply and Demand and perceived Market Value…

  2. James Centifonti Jan 31 20117:38 am

    Reply

    Too many teams = lack of talent and players being on team they otherwise wouldn’t be if they removed a few teams.

    That won’t be done but it’s true.

Add Your Comment

<ul><li><strong>woowoo_bottom_adsense1</strong> - advertisement<br />
<img src=\"http://prosportsblogging.com/ads/psb-leaderboard-728x90.gif\" width=\"728\" height=\"90\" border=\"0\" alt=\"ProSportsBlogging.com\" title=\"ProSportsBlogging.com\"></li><li><strong>woo_ads_rotate</strong> - true</li><li><strong>woo_ad_250_adsense</strong> - blah blah blah</li><li><strong>woo_ad_250_image</strong> - http://www.woothemes.com/ads/woothemes-250x250.gif</li><li><strong>woo_ad_250_url</strong> - http://www.woothemes.com</li><li><strong>woo_ad_content_adsense</strong> - <script type=\"text/javascript\"><!--
google_ad_client = \"pub-7891226765075647\";
/* 468x60 center content */
google_ad_slot = \"1193748472\";
google_ad_width = 468;
google_ad_height = 60;
//-->
</script>
<script type=\"text/javascript\"
src=\"http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js\">
</script></li><li><strong>woo_ad_content_disable</strong> - false</li><li><strong>woo_ad_content_image</strong> - http://www.prosportsblogging.com/ads/psb-468x60.png</li><li><strong>woo_ad_content_url</strong> - http://www.prosportsblogging.com</li><li><strong>woo_ad_image_1</strong> - http://www.prosportsblogging.com/ads/sponsors/hotheadtees_125_banner.jpg</li><li><strong>woo_ad_image_2</strong> - http://www.prosportsblogging.com/ads/psb-125x125-2.gif</li><li><strong>woo_ad_image_3</strong> - http://www.prosportsblogging.com/ads/psb-125x125-3.gif</li><li><strong>woo_ad_image_4</strong> - http://prosportsblogging.com/ads/sponsors/leesportscapping-125x125.png</li><li><strong>woo_ad_image_5</strong> - http://www.prosportsblogging.com/ads/psb-125x125-1.gif</li><li><strong>woo_ad_image_6</strong> - http://www.prosportsblogging.com/ads/psb-125x125-2.gif</li><li><strong>woo_ad_top_adsense</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_ad_top_disable</strong> - false</li><li><strong>woo_ad_top_image</strong> - http://prosportsblogging.com/ads/lmci-banner-250x130.png</li><li><strong>woo_ad_top_url</strong> - http://www.liamsci.com</li><li><strong>woo_ad_url_1</strong> - http://www.hotheadtees.com</li><li><strong>woo_ad_url_2</strong> - http://www.prosportsblogging.com</li><li><strong>woo_ad_url_3</strong> - http://www.prosportsblogging.com</li><li><strong>woo_ad_url_4</strong> - http://leesportscapping.com</li><li><strong>woo_ad_url_5</strong> - http://www.prosportsblogging.com</li><li><strong>woo_ad_url_6</strong> - http://www.prosportsblogging.com</li><li><strong>woo_alt_stylesheet</strong> - default.css</li><li><strong>woo_auto_img</strong> - false</li><li><strong>woo_blank_adsense1</strong> - <div style=\"padding-left:17px;\"><iframe id=\"yb_widget_14868\" frameBorder=\"0\" scrolling=no style=\"width: 300px; height: 504px; border: 0px;\" src=\"http://www.yardbarker.com/widget/ybn/14868\"></iframe></div></li><li><strong>woo_bottom_adsense1</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_cat_ex</strong> - 1,10,2677,3196,5597</li><li><strong>woo_clear_adsense1</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_clear_adsense1_title</strong> - SPONSORS</li><li><strong>woo_clear_adsense2_1</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_clear_adsense2_2</strong> - <p align=\"center\">
<a href=\"http://leesportscapping.com\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"http://prosportsblogging.com/ads/sponsors/leesportscapping-125x125.png\" width=\"125\" height=\"125\" alt=\"Lee Sports Capping\" border=\"0\"></a>
</p></li><li><strong>woo_clear_adsense2_title</strong> - SPONSORS</li><li><strong>woo_comment_posts</strong> - 5</li><li><strong>woo_content</strong> - false</li><li><strong>woo_content_archives</strong> - false</li><li><strong>woo_content_feat</strong> - false</li><li><strong>woo_custom_favicon</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_exclude_cats_from_url</strong> - more</li><li><strong>woo_fbinterval</strong> - 5000</li><li><strong>woo_featured_cat_id</strong> - 15126</li><li><strong>woo_featured_posts</strong> - 5</li><li><strong>woo_feedburner_id</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_feedburner_url</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_google_analytics</strong> - <script type=\"text/javascript\">
var gaJsHost = ((\"https:\" == document.location.protocol) ? \"https://ssl.\" : \"http://www.\");
document.write(unescape(\"%3Cscript src=\'\" + gaJsHost + \"google-analytics.com/ga.js\' type=\'text/javascript\'%3E%3C/script%3E\"));
</script>
<script src=\"http://network.yardbarker.com/network/ybn_pixel/7961\" type=\"text/javascript\"></script> <noscript></noscript>
<script type=\"text/javascript\">
try {
var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(\"UA-2671612-3\");
pageTracker._trackPageview();
} catch(err) {}</script></li><li><strong>woo_gray_adsense</strong> - lorem ipsum...</li><li><strong>woo_gray_adsense1</strong> - <span style=\"padding-left:40px;\"><a href=\"http://yourbestpick.com\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"http://www.prosportsblogging.com/ads/sponsors/banner-yourbestpick-220x125.jpg\" width=\"220\" height=\"125\" border=\"0\"></a></span></li><li><strong>woo_gray_adsense2</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_home_arc</strong> - false</li><li><strong>woo_home_link</strong> - true</li><li><strong>woo_home_link_desc</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_home_link_text</strong> - Home</li><li><strong>woo_home_thumb_height</strong> - 30</li><li><strong>woo_home_thumb_width</strong> - 30</li><li><strong>woo_image_height</strong> - 250</li><li><strong>woo_image_single</strong> - false</li><li><strong>woo_image_width</strong> - 280</li><li><strong>woo_logo</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_manual</strong> - http://www.onvi.com/</li><li><strong>woo_popular_posts</strong> - 5</li><li><strong>woo_resize</strong> - true</li><li><strong>woo_shortname</strong> - woo</li><li><strong>woo_single_height</strong> - 250</li><li><strong>woo_single_width</strong> - 250</li><li><strong>woo_tabs</strong> - false</li><li><strong>woo_themename</strong> - PSB</li><li><strong>woo_thumb_height</strong> - 88</li><li><strong>woo_thumb_width</strong> - 88</li><li><strong>woo_twitter</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_video_category</strong> - Select a category:</li><li><strong>woo_white_adsense</strong> - lorem ipsum 2...</li><li><strong>woo_white_adsense1</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_white_adsense2</strong> - </li><li><strong>woo_white_adsense3</strong> - <object id=\"swfclipP88172\" width=\"301\" height=\"372\" type=\"application/x-shockwave-flash\" data=\"http://player.grabnetworks.com/swf/cube.swf?a=P88172&m=1612606\"><param name=\"movie\" value=\"http://player.grabnetworks.com/swf/cube.swf?a=P88172&m=1612606\"/><param name=\"allowScriptAccess\" value=\"always\"/><param name=\"base\" value=\".\" /><param name=\"wmode\" value=\"transparent\"/><param name=\"allowfullscreen\" value=\"true\"/></object></li><li><strong>woo_white_adsense4</strong> - <object id=\"swfclipP88172\" width=\"301\" height=\"501\" type=\"application/x-shockwave-flash\" data=\"http://player.grabnetworks.com/swf/cube.swf?a=P88172&m=1511621\"><param name=\"movie\" value=\"http://player.grabnetworks.com/swf/cube.swf?a=P88172&m=1511621\"/><param name=\"allowScriptAccess\" value=\"always\"/><param name=\"base\" value=\".\" /><param name=\"wmode\" value=\"transparent\"/><param name=\"allowfullscreen\" value=\"true\"/></object></li><li><strong>woo_white_adsense5</strong> - <object id=\"swfclipP88172\" width=\"301\" height=\"501\" type=\"application/x-shockwave-flash\" data=\"http://player.grabnetworks.com/swf/cube.swf?a=P88172&m=1511621\"><param name=\"movie\" value=\"http://player.grabnetworks.com/swf/cube.swf?a=P88172&m=1511621\"/><param name=\"allowScriptAccess\" value=\"always\"/><param name=\"base\" value=\".\" /><param name=\"wmode\" value=\"transparent\"/><param name=\"allowfullscreen\" value=\"true\"/></object></li></ul>