Originally Posted by blumj
It's 2 years at $13M total? $6.5M a year? That's a big enough discount on market value that I don't see any problem with the 2 year guarantee. A one year deal should have cost them $10+M, anyway.
Yes, it's kind of similiar to our Rhodes deal. One can look at Rhodes as 4 million for the first year, second year free.
I agree, at that $$ figure, two years for Moyer isn't bad.
Also, on Ibanez vs Burrell. The Phils, as defending champions were obligated to get a decent LF. Ibanez is a downgrade for sure, but perhaps they see the team being torn down in 2 years and rebuilt anyhow. Maybe they didn't want to be burdened with a 6-7 year deal for Burrell. I imagine that's what Burrell was asking for. He may not get it, but I'm sure he wanted something in the neighborhood of what Carlos Lee got (as will Dunn). Downgrading LF will certainly hurt their chances of repeating next year, but long term, Ibanez may be a smarter deal. And of course, I don't know much about Burrell, but maybe the guy just wanted out of there.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!