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DAMN!! McPherson signs with Marlins...


I hope this doesn't mean Sabes gets crazy and trades Cain for Crede!!


Marlins signed third baseman Dallas McPherson to a one-year contract.

McPherson was non-tendered by the Angels after missing all of last season following back surgery, but is still just 27 years old and is certainly worth taking a flier on as a potential replacement for Miguel Cabrera. He'll compete with Jose Castillo and Jorge Cantu for playing time at third base and has the power potential to emerge with fantasy value at some point.

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The cheapest organization in the bigs out does the Giants in an FA signing?

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sabean clearly is on his off season vacation.
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Why take chances on guys coming off back surgery when you should play teh kids? Franny to 3rd.

Seriously, teh lunatic fringe would scream "IDIOT!!!" if he signed McPherson. Just like they're screaming because he didn't. I don't get people making McPherson out to be some hidden gem of a 3Bman that will be a magic piece of the puzzel. He's made of glass.

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No, the point isn't that he IS some fantastic guy. The point is that he *might be* someone decent (or better), he would have been cheap, he's young, it's a spot where we don't really have a solution for the next couple of years, he'd be captive for 3 years (before free agency) and that the Giants could just dump him for nothing if he doesn't work out (well, finish paying that year's salary - that's it). He was worth taking a flier on (for $400K), just to see what he could do - it would have been a worthwhile gamble.

I'd like to see what his contract terms are - I had assumed that Boras was asking for the moon (and he may have been - back in Nov).

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The Marlins are loading up on potential hidden gems like the Giants should be. Cantu and McPherson are exactly the types of players the Giants should have pursued this off-season. Very little risk with the contracts they have signed and they both have serious potential.
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I see your points. I guess I'm just flammoxed as to why we all know so much more about baseball than Brian Sabean. Is he that stupid or are we that misinformed?

I don't mean that as a knock on anyone here, btw. I just see player after player get touted on this forum, while Sabean sits on his ass and does nothing. Is he really that out of touch, or are we a little over critical? Maybe a little of both? I'd venture to say we're all a little obsessed with baseball considering we're reading this right now. In January. =D

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McPherson supposedly signed for $425K.

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What a joke that Sabean could not give him $500K -- probably will trade for and pay Crede $5 Million plus.

Los gigantes -- I think Sabean may be just that stupid.
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Re: DAMN!! McPherson signs with Marlins...


Wonder if incentives will bring it higher..

I find it hard to believe Sabes wouldn't have offered him at least that.

Either that or Boras knows he sucks and actually came down in price.

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