So if they dont extend Means, and dont sign anybody in that caliber, then what?
If a meteor fell and destroyed Camden then what?
Can't play the pessimistic what if game all the time. And believe me, I'm a pessimist. But if we are going to talk about this stuff online, the people that people start dismissing their views and ignoring are the ones that are just all woe is me all the time.
It's definitely possible it doesn't happen, but I think it's really unlikely. First reason, the timing is right. People were crying about not spending last year, but we hadn't taken a single step forward developmentally yet. This past year, we took like 3. You don't advance prospects and start making them ML contributors and then go, oh we aren't there yet. Second, I think people will see them as an up and coming team with a farm system behind them and that makes them a destination, as long as they are willing to spend. Normally you just get the hitters interested, because they could sign shorter, put up superhuman numbers and then really cash in. With the small sample size of moving the fence, I think it makes pitching here a little more appealing, it's not necessarily going to crush a pitchers value and hurt future earnings, but hitters were still doing fairly well. Especially LHH, cause that short porch hasn't changed in RF.
You have to have players WILLING to sign some place, and most of the past few years people complaining about it, those players were never going to sign here anyway. Now I think there's a bit of a selling point, it's just a matter of the team being willing to pay market price vs trying to be cheap...that we don't know yet...but I'm choosing to be optimistic until proven otherwise. We will know soon enough.