Is this a bad dream?Life with Jim Bowden is far worse than any nightmare I've ever had. Just when he started saying things I could respect (such as, he's not going to pay big money for bad starting pitching), he gets worse.
Let's not even talk about the fact that he offered the miserable Shawn Estes $6 to $7M for 2 years. That's water under the bridge, as he's going to Arizona. No, my beef of the day is that we're in the mix for Loaiza. Everyone who is a regular reader knows that I am down on this guy, who has really only had one year that didn't totally suck (it just so happened that one year was outstanding). Paying this guy anything is overpaying him, even if it's a meager amount that gets up to the $3M range with performance-based incentive clauses. Plus, Loaiza would push someone who is better out of the rotation, though maybe only for part of the year.
Oh, and ESPN has updated their scouting reports for the new year. To see the reports on our players, start at the team roster page and click on the individual player names. Then, if you look down a bit under the stats, for most players you will see a "scouting report from STATS, Inc."