Congratulations to Bill Bavasi on making the best signing of the offseason to date. Getting, in my mind, the premier free agent in this class for our situation, to agree to a 5 year, $65 million contract in this market, is a stunning accomplishment. Toss in that Scott Boras was the agent in charge and it’s downright ridiculous that we got such a good deal.
The organization just signed a franchise player who is entering his prime, filling the biggest hole the club has on the major league roster. They’ve locked themselves into an all-star talent through his most productive years, and have done so at what appears to be a below market rate.
This is just a great move all the way around. For all the grief we’ve given the front office the past year, we’re certainly willing to applaud them when they make an intelligent deal that helps the organization. Big congratulations to the entire front office. Well done.