- Dec 7, 2008
How exactly did he bet that those 3 pitchers would be healthy? Everyone on the planet knew that Paxton wasn't healthy when he signed, and the other 2 were signed to be bridges until Sale (and hopefully Paxton) returned.Right. But Paxton pitched zero innings this year. It was a complete waste of money.
This was a gamble that Bloom didn’t have to take. People keep saying that these signings added depth but I think that these signing took away depth. One is okay, two is pushing it and three is just folly.
Wacha turned out to be good. Hill not so much. And Paxton was a complete nonfactor. I completely understand Bloom’s thinking here but I think it wasn’t really that great.
Bloom bet that these three pitchers were going to be healthy and effective. Of the three only one was consistently effective and none of them were healthy. IDK, I feel like you could see this coming a mile away.
Also between the 3 of them he got better production than he probably would have gotten if he instead spent that money on a single guy, and had he done that they still would have needed to fill another spot in the rotation with someone.