You can’t blame the NY Posts’ Joel Sherman and his pipe dream of getting the Rockies to trade Gonzalez to the Yankees. Shoot, we are constantly dreaming on this site about getting amazing players to come to Coors for no other reason than because we want them. The difference is, he seems to want the world to take him serious, all the while using our demise as the catalyst.
Oh, and the fact that the Rockies “are again a poor team” means that we don’t “have the kind of market in which [we] can afford to have two [superstar] players“.
Really? Our little old podunk of a town shouldn’t be allowed to have TWO great players, but because you live in the, shucks, the “Big City”, you can load up every position on the field with the cream of the crop?
Gee, didn’t realize it wasn’t polite to have two superstars when we stink so bad.
One of Sherman’s arguments to support his cause, that the Rockies can’t “afford” two superstars?
The model of allocating a lot to a few has worked terribly in Rockies history. They had the failed tandem signings of Mike Hampton and Denny Neagle early this century…
Seriously? THAT is your argument???
You are comparing two of the best players in the MLB, two players who have spent either all or most of their careers playing for the Rockies, you dare compare them to two pitchers who had some glory BEFORE Coors and couldn’t hack the humidorless air after the ink was barely dry on their epic jokes of a contract?
Wow, great argument.
If CarGo was to be traded this early in his contract, it wouldn’t be because the team couldn’t afford two superstars. This is the same team that is 22nd in total payroll ($78M) while 12th in total attendance (over 3M in 2011). If there are money problems, it isn’t because of the “big contracts” for Tulo and Cargo. By Sherman’s own admission, CarGo’s contract is “a severe underpay considering his skills.”
No, the money issue is in paying so much for Guthrie, a high contact fly ball pitcher, and overpaying for Cuddyer. Don’t get me wrong, Cuddyer is playing well, but if there were any reason to think we couldn’t “afford” two “superstar” players it would be that we are giving $10M to Cuddyer this season and CarGo is only getting $5M.