Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Super Timmer

David Pinto agrees with me:

If you come up with someone like Tim, take care of that years (sic) with a long-term contract before arbitration becomes an issue, like the Rays did with Evan Longoria. The Giants should offer Tim 5 years, $60 million now and put that worry away for a while.

Emphasis mine.

(This all started because Big D at Giants Win linked to the Henry Schulman Splash posting.)

I hope we can sign Tim for 5 years and $60 million. Aaron Fookin' Rowand got 5 years, $60 million. When your organizational benchmark is 7 years, $126 million for Barry Bleedin' Zito, you're in a stinkin' pile of shite.

(Evan Longoria has two seasons in the bigs and sports a 127 OPS +, a .377 wOBA, and 12. 6 WAR. He signed a 6-year deal for under $20 million.)

UPDATE 0642 Thursday: You have to love this. At least we know TSN got it right. We'll see if the BBWAA follows suit. (T'anks to JCP for pointing out the story yesterday!)


Bob said...

The way you talk about Tim's contract you'd think the Giants should ask Tim what he wants, then double that. Just to let him know how much we love him. That's not going to happen.
BTW, how many zeros are in a gazillion?

M.C. O'Connor said...


Zo said...

There are a number of very good pitchers this year. Adam Wainwright and Chris Carpenter both had excellent seasons and finished well. Baseball writers? I wouldn't bet them not going somewhere else besides Tim, well, just because. As Randy Johnson said, winning the second Cy Young is harder.