This is what I meant. Why would you give 35-year-old Derek Lowe a FOUR YEAR contract, at an annual value of $16.5 million? Doesn’t it make SO MUCH more sense to give Ben Sheets (who is 30) a 3 year contract at an annual value that’s about the same?
According to Jon Heyman (seventh paragraph) the Yankees are just about close to getting a deal done with Lowe. Ugh.
Of course, Heyman speculates the Yankees are set on signing three pitchers. That means they could get Sabathia, Lowe and Sheets. I wonder what this means for Joba. Still a starter? #5, after the three FAs and Wang? What does that mean for Hughes and Kennedy? Start the season in the minors? Or does Hughes get a rotation spot, and Joba go back to the bullpen to apprentice to Mariano?
And what does that mean for Teixiera? Probably means they aren’t going to sign him, which I think (as I mentioned in the previous post) would be a mistake. I like Teixiera a lot.