Matthias wrote:Anyone else hoping that their franchises just decide to take this offseason off? The market right now is crazy: I'd rather the Sox just sit on the sidelines, maybe make a trade or two, than saddle themselves with a big, long-term contract that may be market value next year, but could just end up being the outlier equivalent of the Manny/Jeter/Rodriguez deals. Except not with the good players part.
I definitely hear you on this one.I pray that Lilly/Meche et al are off the market soon so I don't to have to worry about the Yankees signing one of these guys.
It's crazy that Ted Lilly might actually get a 4 year/40 million dollar deal. Over his 3 years with the Jays, there really weren't many things that impressed me about him other than his ability to beat the Red Sox at will. The guy is a decent pitcher that's slightly above league-average, but he'll never be anything more. Have the GMs that are offering him this kind of money actually watched him pitch?
The sad thing is, he's actually a guy the Jays are trying to resign, just because they don't have a real #3 pitcher, and because you can rely on him for a 4.50 ERA in the AL East.