Originally Posted by Noneck
They have cheaped out on their minor league system for years. The result of this was being dependent on overspending on marginal FA's and signings to put a somewhat competitive team on the field. Short term this seemed to work for their bottom line. Long term hasnt been determined yet but I bet ownership has things covered.
It just seems very penny-wise and dollar-foolish to me. Develop more young, cheap talent and you could potentially have a better team with a lower payroll.