It looked like a fresh post was in order since we have moved out of the dream portion of the off-season (where we land the biggest and most beautiful FA's) and we have moved into the harsh, boring Giants reality of "making do" and grabbing for sloppy seconds.
The easy choices are done. Yes, I think Price and Greinke were no-brainers and they automatically help their teams, even at the crazy high prices. We needed to get one of those two in order to be sure that we were ready to match up with the doggers. Especially nice would have been Greinke, since that means LA loses him (oh, he also had the best year pitching since Gibson). BTW he is 7-0 against us in the last couple years, so getting him gone from LA is a big help.
I guess I really am having trouble with the "too much money" for that guy idea that pops up all the time. The market value of these guys is pretty clear and predictable and it exists within a very clearly successful industry. In other words, no one in Giants land is losing money and we have more to spend all the time. So why care if one guy deserves it or not? If we need Greinke, 10 or 20 million dollars should not get in the way of that. Didn't we all learn that even HORRIBLE deals can easily exist in championship situations? Aren't we richer after throwing $ away at Barry Zito?
So I say we spend like there is no tomorrow. (There actually are a lot of tomorrows but you must admit that we have a window right now that we must take advantage of!). Leake seems like the next easy choice due to his age. He was disappointing for us at the end but his first half was super strong. We MUST HAVE more starters, at least one big one, and
I DO NOT REALLY CARE HOW MUCH WE SPEND ON THEM!