Monday, December 29, 2008
Red Sox Retaliate with Brad Penny Signing
The Red Sox have finally responded to the signings of CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett and Mark Teixeira with a free agent signing of their own: Brad Penny. Brad Penny was the Dodgers former ace until injury issues left him at 17 starts last season only 4 of which came after June. The deal is for $5 million guaranteed with $3 million in incentives. Now that the Red Sox have responded to the Yankees spending spree, it is not completely clear who has the advantage. While Sabathia, Burnett and Teixeira are all great players, the signing of Brad Penny clearly tilts the scales in favor of the Red Sox. The championship along with the division should just be conceded now. Such a power play by the Red Sox is unfair to the rest of baseball. As always, the Red Sox with their rampant free agent spending, are ruining baseball for everyone.