Xavier Nady to the Cubs
If healthy, let’s say that again… IF HEALTHY, I like this move by the Cubs. One, he comes at a good price (rumored at 3.3 mil guaranteed, 2.5 mil in incentives and quite honestly I don’t mind any incentives because that means he’s working for his money). Two, he hits lefty pretty well and would fit into a Kos Fuk platoon.
Finally, Ronnie would have fun with the X thing.
Rich Hill to the Cardinals
I’m doing my best to suppress laughter (7.80 ERA in 2009) because before I know it, Rich Hill will be the next comeback kid. Despite all his troubles and all his mental blocks, he IS still under 30.
And at one point, I really liked him.
Ben Sheets to the A’s
He’s going to Oakland so who cares except that my buddy Don is a Halos fan. His comment? “One year, $10 million. The Price of Poker is STEEP.” Heh, maybe. If I were an Oakland, I would be cautiously optimistic. If healthy (see Nady above) might be what the A’s need. The downside: Sheets has never won more than 13 games.