- Jul 18, 2005
moondog80 said:Not many. A very small number compared to the ones that fail.
That said, if you're going to avoid long term deals like this, it makes it very difficult to fully use your payroll advantage.
Where they could use it is to extend guys earlier, knowing that if they whiff on a few they have the ability to absorb those contracts.
Oh, and signing guys from Cuba like Abreu or Castillo or Tomas. They could have had Abreu, and they sure can put up a good bid for Tomas or Castillo if they want.