Jason Schmidt agrees with Dodgers
Reports from Orlando have the Dodgers agreeing to terms with Jason Schmidt. No official terms and dollars yet, but Rotoworld is saying 3 years, $47 million. Schmidt’s not a $15 million per year pitcher, but at 3 years, that’s not the worst signing in the world.
This could be a great or terrible thing for the M’s. If they use the money earmarked for Schmidt to pursue Tim Hudson, then fantastic. If they panic and decide they can’t get left without a starter and throw a ton of money at Ted Lilly or Jeff Weaver, then this sucks.
I think Schmidt’s overrated and likely to be overpaid, but at least he’s useful. Overpaying for one of the #4 starters on the market would be even worse.