Absolutely. That is a poor excuse. However, I do believe him that the market was too high. That part makes sense. You don't want to give up pieces for a rental, or too high a price for older guys. That hasn't really worked for us lately, the older pitchers. I am glad we didn't do something dumb, just to do something.What a dummy. If he had done something 2 weeks ago, this team still has momentum.
That is very surprising. Turning down opportunity to go from worst to first and trade DET for LA. Maybe he didn't want to pay CA taxes.OT E-Rod said no to the dodgers
Scherzer cost TEX their #3 prospect, Verlander cost HOU their #1 prospect, Montgomery cost TEX their #13 & #15 but they also got Stratton. Also, Giolito cost LAA their #3 & #5 prospects. I believe Hazen when he said market was tough because teams wanted a premium even for rentals. I wonder what LAD had on table for E-Rod.
Sad but true. This team caught lightning in a bottle, but ran out of gas, and the additions are too little too late.
To be fair we started running out of gas before the market really opened up and we saw trades finally moving. Everyone was pretty tight on trades before this last week or so. Just bad timing on our part. Hoping we can get back in it for a WC spot. The bats have been cold, too. It's not all been pitching. Last night three homers, but no one on base! We gotta get those base pads loaded like we did in the first half!Sad but true. This team caught lightning in a bottle, but ran out of gas, and the additions are too little too late.
I don't blame Hazen for not giving up the farm for a starter, but for not getting something done earlier. Hell it was obvious going into the season that we didn't have enough in the bullpen or starting rotation.
Another year without the playoffs, another year of mediocrity and excuses.