Monday, December 14, 2009

Wow. Quite a day in MLB today. Here's some thoughts on two big deals and a smaller one:
  • The Red Sox have signed John Lackey to a 5 year deal worth something like $82-85 million. I like this signing a lot. They get a front line starter and don't give up anything other than money (and a couple of draft picks). At the moment, the Sox starting rotation shapes up with Lester, Beckett, Lackey, Daisuke and Buchholz, with Wake in reserve. It also opens up the possibility of trading Buchholz for a big bat (Adrian Gonzalez?)
  • The big trade news of the day is the three-way among the Phillies, Mariners and Blue Jays. Roy Halladay would go to Philadelphia, Cliff Lee to Seattle and a pack of prospects to Toronto. Looks like a good deal all around. Halliday will dominate in the NL. Lee and King Felix at the top of the Mariners rotation will give Seattle a legitimate shot at the NL West title, especially with the Angels weakened by the loss of Lackey. The Blue Jays need to rebuild.
  • It looks like the Sox are going to sign Mike Cameron to a 2 year deal for between $7-8 million a year. Insurance in case they can't resign Bay or get Matt Holliday? Maybe, but I hope that's not the case.


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