balboni45 commented 2037 days ago
I agree that Glavine is a waste of money but not Griffey. He is still good defensivly and would be the best OF the Braves have. If Francouer bounces back and one of the youngsters can step up, Griffey will fit in nicely. But this is what happens when companies and conglomerates own MLB franchises. They cut payroll every year because the team is not their main concern. I f Ted Turner was still around Atlanta would have snagged some bigger fish and would be much better off.
Erickson commented 2036 days ago
Have to disagree with the assertion that Griffey is still good defensively. Most of the sabermetric defensive measures suggest otherwise, both in terms of his range and his arm. My personal observation from watching a slew of Reds games over the years also gave me a negative impression of his defensive abilities at this stage of his career.
Overall, I agree with Pete on both Glavine and Griffey. I think that they missed out on going after Dunn or Abreu at discounted rates, and they were more appropriate fixes for their lack of power from the outfield problem. Too bad, too - they were having a pretty decent offseason after getting shut out on Burnett - Kawakami and Lowe are good gets, and I liked the Vazquez trade.