Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Why would the Blue Jays sign Kevin Gregg?
With all of the available free agents out there, why would Toronto give Kevin Gregg $2.75 million with the possibility for $12 million over 3 years?
Seriously, do they even look at the guy’s resume before signing him.
Yes this is the same Kevin Gregg whose post All Star break melt down torpedoed the Florida Marlins’ playoff hopes in 2008.
This is the same Kevin Gregg who was so dreadful as the Cubs closer last year that they had to take him out of the role. Only the disastrous Milton Bradley signing kept the Gregg acquisition from being the worst move the Cubs made last year.
So better make him a millionaire several times over!
Seriously, why not offer him a minor league deal with incentives?
Or spend a fraction of that on a Jamey Wright or a David Weathers?
Not that those guys are the second coming of Grover Cleveland Alexander… but at least they would be cheaper and not have the reputation of torpedoing the hopes of a team.
And with the Blue Jays in full rebuilding mold, do you REALLY want the few leads you will have in 2010 flushed down the toilet?
I warned the Cubs… they didn’t listen to me.
Now I am warning the Blue Jays.
I am becoming the Cassandra of Baseball Bloggers!