Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Manny and Damon and Wells
Lots of interesting moves happened over the weekend. Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon were both signed by the Rays, with Manny getting $2 million and Damon getting $5.25. Who would have thought years ago that Damon would score a larger contract than Manny? Its a great deal for the Rays. Johnny Damon can still be productive, and at one year what's the risk? Manny at $2 million really won't matter if he's Manny being Manny. They can drop him from the team and not lose much. The best deal of the weekend however comes from Toronto, who some how managed to trade Vernon Wells to the Angels. Wells had a productive year last season hitting 31 homeruns, and 88 RBI's. But Wells is set to make $23 million this season, and then $21 million a season from 2012 - 2014. The Blue Jays received Mike Napoli and former Yankee Juan Rivera, two relatively productive players with small contracts. The Yankees also made an interesting move in signing Andruw Jones. Not interesting in a real way, but more like how the difference between forest green and sage green is interesting.