As we were busy washing away the bitter tears following the TOTALLY INSANE MVP voting (I mean, seriously, Justin Morneau?!?), two free-agent centerfielders became wealthy beyond our wildest dreams. Rich Lederer at Baseball Analysts calls Juan Pierre one of baseball’s most over-rated players, but that didn’t stop the Dodgers from giving him a 5 year, $45 million contract. Not to be outdone, the Angels have inked Gary Matthews Jr. to a 5 year, $50 million deal. Maybe this is some weird LA competition—we overspent more than you! Certainly, Johnny Damon’s deal is looking a lot better right now, and if the Sox are serious about J.D. Drew, well, John Henry better talk to his broker.
PS: Was that MVP voting done on Diebold machines? Not right. Just not right.