jersey cubs fan wrote:I know for the misguided self flagellaters it doesn't make sense to add players who are better than anybody else you could possibly get but in the real world of sane people that is the goal.
Yeah, we're the misguided ones. Let's just ignore context and sign the best player on the market, regardless of the red flags (of which there are many
) surrounding him and the terms he's asking for, simply because he's the best player right now
(though wasn't even all that great post-May).
That'd be bright (or reckless, stupid, and otherwise ill-advised).
Even the meatball ex-player "analysts" are advising extreme caution with Hamilton, and that should tell you something. At least with most aging stars you can have some confidence they'll be able to take the field 150 times a year. Hamilton is the very definition of volatile, and the fact that the market for him isn't taking shape under his current demands reflects that. You can make a case that passing on some of the players the FO has passed on was due to being overly cautious, but not in Hamilton's case.
But hey, let's just give him the 5+/100+ he's asking for because we can. [expletive] brilliant.