Monday, December 6, 2010
Top 10 Signs You May Have Overpaid a Free-Agent...
10.) When people talk about the deal they say things like, "hey, if you can get the money!"
9.) The player (and agent) sign right away when you make the offer.
8.) Your deal single-handedly changes the free-agent pay scales.
7.) The player you just let walk was better but was paid less by his new team.
6.) People wonder if you are high on something and ask where they can get stuff as good as you have.
5.) Other free-agents who weren't interested in your team before suddenly start calling you.
4.) Somebody puts a whoopie cushion on your chair at the Winter Meetings.
3.) When asked to comment on the player, your GM says, ""I've been a fan of his lineage and his family," instead of mentioning anything about his on-field skills. [story]
2.) To those close to him, Scott Boras refers to your organization as his "piggybank."
1.) Jon Heyman tweets about how much he likes the deal.