Big news in baseball today. No, not that Kenny Rogers pulled the old "stink palm" on the Cardinals...the Phils signed Jamie Moyer to a two year, $10.5 million contract. Now, because Jamie Moyer was educated on Hawk Hill, and I'm an Explorer, I must by oath and contract hate him. But putting my bias aside, I like this deal. I'm not giddy over it. No, I save giddiness for TiVo'd episodes of America's Next Top Model. For those of you who don't like the move, let me show you what money gets you these days. This stuff makes $5.5 a year to a quality 3-4 starter a bargain.
1) $9 million got you numberous minor league starts and a 5.56 EAR from Randy Wolf this year. It did not get you a mullet or a goatee from Mr. Wolf, which is the most disappointing.
2) $316 thousand got you Gavin Floyd. Another $5.2 mil is worth ensuring he stays in Scranton...errr Ottawa...err Allentown....whatever, he is a Lehigh Valley Gobbler if I ever saw one.
3) $7.25 million got you Mike Lieberthal, a hitting catcher who can't hit, which is ultravaluable.
4) $4.5 million got you H-Mo Bell. Of course, as that R-tard Chris Wheeler would say, he did do "all the little things right."
Anyway, I like the signing. I still would like to see another FA pitcher added, not named Randy Wolf. But that is a topic for after the World Series, when the Hot Stove gets turned on...
Like Muhammad Ali in a game of Jenga...I'm out!