The Giants are set to sign Armando Benitez to a three-year, $21 million contract. Maybe $21 million is a little excessive, but this is a better signing than Troy Percival or the other potential closers would have been. Since the Giants have to stay around $80 million, Benitez's addition could make it more likely that A.J. Pierzynski will be traded. Nov. 30 - 2:07 am et Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Fantasy sports are ruled by the 50-50-90 rule...
Anytime you have a 50/50 choice between two players, 90% of the time, you'll get it wrong
Hmm, seems like a lot. But he's better than Percy who got $6M a year so I guess it's not bad. Are they going ot have enough to get another hitter to protect Bonds? Or is he gonna have another 230 walk season?
"Jack, will you call me, if you're able?"
"I've got your phone number written, in the back of my Bible."
Transmogrifier wrote:Boy did he increase his value, heh? He was unwanted--traded from Shea to the Stadium, to the M's... then signs with Florida. Now a huge pay day. Good for him.
However, it seems SF is throwing a lot of money around, and none of it is where it should be--protection for Barry, in my humble opinion.
The pen and defense up the middle were the two highest priorities, and they addressed them both very well.
It looks as though they're turing their attention to the OF now, with Finley and Dye on their radar screen. Also, don't rule out a trade. That will probably be the only "big bat" that they'll bring in.
Although $7 million per is a lot of money to through around, Benitez has proven that he has the skills to be a great closer in this league. The only question is if he will perform like he did last year or like he has in the big cities.