I like the Pudge signing. Rob Neyer makes a good point. The point was that if JR Towles has enough skill to play every day, then it will probably be put on hold. But the Astros have put themselves in a position to win now, even though that position may be third or fourth place realistically. So adding a veteran catcher for one year, wasn’t a bad thing. Although I would like to see the Astros unload some of their veterans and start over, but that is obviously not going to happen.
Did you see Jeter fail to come up with that ball at SS that Rollins would have had? I saw it on the replay. 🙂
Is Vernon Wells worth the price? I doubt it. A lot of expectations are wrapped in that contract. Although Wells should be an above average player for a while, that kind of money should be given to great players. And Wells is not a great player. If the Jays could find someone to take that contract off of their hands, they would do it in a second.