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Friday, November 04, 2005

What The?!

The tiny mind of Kevin Towers continues to dazzle. We apparently now reside in a universe in which Vinny Castilla is more valuable than Brian Lawrence.

Both players are under contract through '06, with Lawrence costing a mere $300,000 more.
Lawrence also has a $5.7-million option for '07, with a $550,000 club buyout. In the spirit of the rapidly-approaching holiday season, KT saw fit to sweeten the deal with enough cash to pay the buyout. Because sometimes you have to dig deep to aquire a massive talent such as Castilla.

What this amounts to is Towers' condemnation of his own selection of Sean Burroughs in the draft, as well his signing of Lawrence to his current contract. When you add the public admission that signing Ryan Klesko and Phil Nevin to contract extensions was a mistake, it makes me wonder why the hell this man is allowed to run a major league baseball team.

Please excuse me, as I must go to the bathroom to squeeze lemon juice into my eyes.


Blogger Michael said...

I don't know, man. Sometimes when you're trying to acquire a 38-year-old third baseman who hit 12 home runs last year and managed an awe-inspiring .723 OPS, you have no choice but to give up a 29-year-old pitcher with a career 4.1 ERA.

5:04 PM, November 04, 2005  
Blogger Marc Normandin said...

Thank everything Towers isn't heading to Boston now.

Oh, and this is my opinion.

Thats for you Lance, since I'm assuming Richard read it.

9:01 PM, November 06, 2005  
Blogger Richard B. Wade said...

And also assuming that nobody else reads the blog.

4:15 PM, November 07, 2005  

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