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    Speier signs with Angels

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    Angels agreed to terms with RHP Justin Speier, who had been with the Blue Jays, on a four-year contract.

    The deal is believed to be worth $18 million. Speier is the first Type A free agent to officially change teams this winter. The Blue Jays will get the Angels' first-round pick -- assuming that the Angels don't sign another Type A free agent who rates higher than Speier -- and a supplemental first-rounder. The 33-year-old Speier is getting a four-year deal despite some elbow issues that cost him a month in the second half. He was as good of a bet for 2007 as any free agent reliever available this winter, but he might not provide much value in 2009-10.

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    Re: Speier signs with Angels

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    Speier was one of the main guys I wanted Krivsky to get this offseason. Four years at slightly over $4 million per year is a reasonable price, one that the Reds could have afforded.
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    Re: Speier signs with Angels

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Speier was one of the main guys I wanted Krivsky to get this offseason. Four years at slightly over $4 million per year is a reasonable price, one that the Reds could have afforded.
    A 4 year deal for a 34 year old relief pitcher is a little scary, though.
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    Re: Speier signs with Angels

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    A 4 year deal for a 34 year old relief pitcher is a little scary, though.
    He'd still be younger at the end of the contract than Stanton. However, southern California is probably more attractive than southern Ohio...At least I've been told.
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    Re: Speier signs with Angels

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    A 4 year deal for a 34 year old relief pitcher is a little scary, though.
    And that's why you trade him after year number 2 of that contract.

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    Re: Speier signs with Angels

    Think the Angels might be shopping Scott Shields, who could possibly close for some teams?
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