Am sure Nationals management would be pleased someone thinks they will be contending this year.
I'd tip them to finish 3rd behind the Phils and Braves on paper, and if either of those teams has a front line starter go down (Halladay, Lee, Hudson) they might even finish second. They might even make some noise even if those two staffs stay healthy, as both offenses have some question marks about them.
Post by Chilli Wil on Jan 15, 2011 12:28:22 GMT 10
Not a bad move. Pitching in a good pitchers park for 2 years with a good salary. From the article, the A's wont offer him arbitration, so if he pitches well for 2 years, the next club to sign him wont have to surrender a draft pick to sign him.
Probably a good move, and maybe he is looking 2 years down the track to a bit of a raise?