Sp_Da_Man wrote:Money aside, seems to be a pretty good deal for the O's in my opinion.
A starting rotation of Bedard, Benson, Lopez, Cabrera & Chen isn't too shabby. No stars, but all pretty solid.
Maine's likely to be as good as Benson is this year and is younger and cheaper. Benson adds nothing to the team's success in 2006 (and it's not like they are going to be in contention anyway), and in terms of building for the future, Maine's the only one who has a hope of contributing.
Just a totally, useless, useless move that does not improve the team now, and actually weakens it for the future.