Originally Posted by TDog
Closer to 9 out of 10 times. Maybe on the other side of 9 out of 10 times.
Most, as in more than 5 out of 10, free agent signings of players from other major league organizations don't work out, though.
He pointed specifically to Carlton Fisk, a guy who went on to play 10+ awesome years for the Sox. How often does an over 30 player get signed, and go on to have another 10+ years of good to great baseball, and a catcher, the most physically demanding position in the game, to boot?
Look, I get his point that you can't simply look at a guy, say "Over 30, no thanks", but you can't point to Carlton freaking Fisk as if that one instance nullifies every other misguided signing in history. I mean, how many people wish the Sox had said "Over 30, no thanks" to Adam Dunn right now?