Thursday, November 22, 2007

Let's toast the hero with blood in his eyes

So Torii hunter is an Angel, for five years and ninety million dollars.

Wow. Of course, congratulations to Hunter, who now will be able to serve his dogs their food on antique china if he feels like it.

And congratulations to Kenny Williams, who was saved from himself. A close bidding war might have created a situation where the White Sox, who don't need an aging centerfielder to add to their aging first baseman and DH, could have gone to seventy million for Hunter. By blowing away the field (what used to be called "pulling a Tom Hicks") the Angels managed to, in one swoop, make their fifty million dollar centerfielder from last off-season (with a no-trade clause) redundant, and possibly raise the going rate for centerfielders by four million a year for no good reason.

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