Defence21 wrote:This Martin signing is comparable to the Rangers signings of Scott Gomez and Wade Reddon. The difference? The Rangers are big spenders and easily could correct their mistakes without worrying about the financial ramifications. The Pirates, on the other hand, are not big spenders and can't correct a mistake of this magnitude without financial ramifications. This signing is just the latest in a long line of idiocy coming from all parties involved with the Pirates. DK needs to stop being so sensational with his acquisitions, but he also shouldn't stop being negative just because fans want him to be positive.
c'mon dude. the comparison you're making is absurd. the redden/gomez deals were long-term deals with gross overpayments. this is a two-year deal on a limited budget and a glaring hole. who would be the adequate filler in this spot that would be scorn-free? answer: there isn't one.