The thing is, it is not lefty, it is "quality lefty" that is important. It seems some teams think that being a lefty warrants keeping a clown with no talent around. The Yanks signed Hitchcock awhile back for 2 years...a total loser. Heredia for 2 years...why? What made them sign someone like Felix Heredia at all, let alone for 2 years. Milton...he stinks. He has always stunk.
I agree on Benson. If guys like Benson are bringing in 7.5 M, then what are guys like Pavano going to want?....13 M? Pitching is in short supply and it looks like teams are WAY WAY overspending on some rather mediocre at best talent.