The Tigers signed Sean Casey to a one year, $4 million deal. I like this deal when you combine it with the Gary Sheffield trade. Assuming Shef does what he’s supposed to do, we don’t need another power stick even though that’s the bill for a first baseman. In addition, and I hate to get all mushy, but even though I was against the Tigers trading for Casey during the season, he’s such a likable guy that he’s grown on me. And for $4 million, you get a decent stick for a pretty good price.
Jamie Walker hit it big today. He signed with the Orioles for three years and he’ll make $11.5 million. In my mind, that’s way too much for a lefty specialist and while I wish Walker the best of luck, I don’t really see the Orioles getting their money’s worth out of this. Then again, we’re paying Todd Jones another $5 million for next year.