Several weeks ago, I started counting the number of times I read somebody in the national media or the TCB comments sections who stated that the Astros' payroll is an embarrassment to baseball. I also counted the number of times that fans have bemoaned the ownership group's cheapness and unwillingness to spend some extra money on Free Agents just to make the 2013 Astros watchable (their words, not mine).
My abacus broke today.
I have a few comments about those opinions that I feel a burning need to share:
- It's not your money.
- What's the point?
- It's not possible to do what you ask!
|Player||2012 WAR||How Many?||AAV (M$)|
|Mike Trout||10||2.2||$ 0.50|
|Miguel Cabrera||6.9||3.2||$ 19.04|
|Josh Hamilton||4.1||5.4||$ 24.60|
|Justin Verlander||7||3.1||$ 25.71|
|R.A. Dickey||4.6||4.8||$ 12.50|
|James Shields||3.9||5.6||$ 9.00|
|Kyle Lohse||3.5||6.3||$ 11.00|