Oops! Cubs did it again.
Remember a month or so ago, when I made fun of the Cubs for signing Ryan Dempster to a three-year deal? Well, they did it again, this time signing lefty specialist Scott Eyre to a three-year, $11M contract with incentives that could push the total value to $13.4M.
It’s not that Eyre’s a bad pitcher, but c’mon, there are guys like George Sherrill floating around who can do the job for a much smaller paycheck. On the other hand, I heard Buck Martinez on XM Radio the other day saying he thought Eyre was one of the most important free agents on the market (huh?). Also, some writer thought Eyre was the 10th most valuable player in the National League this past season (no joke — check out the voting).