Monday, November 20, 2006

Staying Out of the Market

This is an insane free agent market. 51 million for D-Mat? 130+ for Soriano? Oh no, it gets crazier.

The Dodgers have officially signed Juan Pierre to a 5 year, 45 million dollar contract.

Pierre hit .292/.330/.388 last year.

And the Dodgers thought that they had it bad with Paul DePodesta.

In the words of Mike from Pending Pinstripes:

With untradeable albatross contracts like this becoming the rule rather than exception, it makes having a deep and productive farm system that much more valuable. Pre-arbitration guys like Robbie Cano, Joe Mauer and David Wright have so much value in today’s game that the days of having to deal 2-3 prospects for a proven veteran are just about gone with the days of having to deal 2-3 proven veterans for a prospect fast approaching.

Couldn't have said it better.