Tuesday, November 29, 2005

It's good to be a closer

BJ Ryan gets 5 years, $47 million.
Billy Wagner gets 4 years, $43 million.
Good lord. Looks like picking up Eddie's $6 million option was a bargain. Lesson? Teach your son two nasty pitches and he'll be set for life. If you can make him left-handed, that's even better.

Also, Billy Beane decided Esteban Loaiza was a good idea. 3 years, $21+ million. There are some within the Mariner nation who thought Loaiza would have been good to go after. I think of all the pitchers out there, that could be the cheapest deal we're gonna see. I'm not crushed by the M's not getting Loaiza, but if they don't get Millwood or Burnett, and have to overpay for some chump like Jarrod Washburn, losing out on Loaiza is going to look worse.

4 comments:

  1. Couldn't handle the goose egg on the comments.

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  2. YOu know what I think about closers

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  3. Neddy Ballgame9:28 AM

    ,,and what Billy Beane feeels about closers---let's see if Wagner blows his arm out in his first relief role..Ido agree that a left handed relief pitcher can stay in the bigs until he's 65 years old !

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  4. yeah, just ask jesse orosco (if he isnt out looking for his glove from the 1984 nlcs). my son's right arm will be tied behind his back for at least the first 3 years of his life.

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