same deal he turned down last week
Link? I'm assuming that it's 2/45 with some deferred money?
McCourt took a lot of heat from Dodger fans but he waited Boras out and got what's a decent deal for both parties. Still too much money, but Manny generates a lot of money. 2 years at $45 million spread out over 5 years at no interest, and Manny can try the free agent market next year if he wants ( and woulnd't get paid the $20 million for the second year if he leaves).
I'm pretty excited to have Manny back in the blue. Starting pitching and the bullpen will be our issues this year. I don't think Brox is ready for the closer spot, but that's where he'll be. We'll also miss Lowe, Park, and to some extent Penny. A rotation of Billingsley, Kuroda, Wolf, Kershaw, and Schmidt/McDonald/Stults isn't exactly great. We'll need a big year from Kershaw and our 5th starter has got to give us something.
My projected lineup for the Dodgers:
Agree, I like our everyday lineup but another good starting pitcher would help. I think the Dodgers watch the health of the 4 expected starters and see if McDonald, Schmidt, or a couple of others step up this spring, and if not, try to trade Pierre and a prospect for another starting pitcher.
I think pitching will be fine. If Schmidt is finally able to throw some innings, and Wolf is solid, with CB, CK and Kuroda, we have our starting 5. Bullpen is always solid. Can't wait for the season!
It wasn't the exact same deal. It sounds like there is less deferred money in this one.
Its about time. I was getting tired of espn talking about this. At least he didnt go to the cardinals:wink: