Switching gears for a moment from all the acquisitiveness lately ... we've all been arguing about what Billy should do by way of roster additions (or deaccessions) this offseason; I got to wondering about the things that he shouldn't do--and whether some of those might be some of the very moves that some folks are arguing in favor of.
Personally, I think over-committing guaranteed money to a known high injury risk (Furcal) in addition to Chavez should be on Billy's "to-don't" list. I think it would be setting us up for a couple more seasons with Hannahan and Petit/Pennington starting on the left side of the infield (which I'm not opposed to per se) while throwing away money that could otherwise have been used to acquire a bat or arm. But that's just me.
And while I'm in favor of signing Dunn, Manny, or Teixeira, some folks would say that over-committing a ton of money to a slugger who's likely to be declining (possibly dramatically) after 2 or 3 years would be a cardinal sin given the team's current situation.
Then, of course, there's the option of doing nothing at all (mitigated somewhat by the Holliday acquisition), which I think we all agree shouldn't be on the table.
(And I'm excluding the ludicrous/improbable/vomit-and-aneurysm-inducing option of "Overpay for an elite free agent closer.")
So what do y'all think? What's the one thing Billy should definitely not do this offseason?
What's the one thing Billy should definitely NOT do this offseason?
Sign a major injury risk (Furcal) (182 votes)
Sign a really expensive batter who will likely decline after a couple years (Dunn/Manny/Teixeira) (207 votes)
Sign a washed-up old pitcher (Unit/Maddux) (151 votes)
Sign a non-washed-up-but-requiring-too-large-a-commitment pitcher (Lowe/CC) (187 votes)
Stand pat (303 votes)
Keep Crosby (352 votes)
Continue to withhold FREE KRAUT in '09 (134 votes)
1516 total votes