28 November 2005

Baseball Musings 11/28/2005

More on the Red Sox-Marlins Deal - So, the Red Sox ended up getting Guillermo Mota in the Josh Beckett/Mike Lowell deal as well, which is quite a good, high ceiling addition if you ask me. He can hopefully be no worse than Matt Mantei, and will hopefully be on par with Scott Williamson minus the constant injuries. Otherwise, the Sox got a great haul in Beckett, Lowell & Mota. Now, of course, comes the wailing and gnashing of teeth when it comes to the place Kevin Youkilis has on the team. Does he play first? Third? Second? For the Twins (for J.C. Romero?) I'd love to see him stay, but only if he finally gets a chance to play regularly.

Blue Jays Go Mad - Best comment right after the B.J. Ryan deal for 5 years/$47M was announced (courtesy of the SOSH): "I hope that's Canadian dollars." This officially marks the end of Moneyball outside of anywhere that Jerry Brown isn't mayor. To give a guy who will be makes >$1M per career save is almost insane...don't get me wrong, Ryan was filthy last year, but this sets the bar so high that Billy Wagner (who has a much longer track record) could break 4 years/$50M. For a closer. Who pitches <100 innings a year. Yowzah!

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