Â Update: Rowand’s deal is for 5 years and 60 million dollars, contrary to early reports of 5 years and 90 million.
The San Francisco Giants have done what the Phillies could not or would not do: sign Aaron Rowand to a 90 million dollar contract.
Maybe Pat Gillick’s face should get on the side of a milk carton and the Philadelphia Police Missing Persons department alerted because Pat Gillick is missing, absolutely non-existent, during this off-season.
While the Braves and Marlins have downgraded talent by shipping its stars out of the division, wouldn’t you want to add players who can help the club, Mr. Gillick, not detract from it? By no means do I believe that Aaron Rowand is worth 90 million dollars. After Torii Hunter and Andruw Jones were off the market, in my mind Gillick had no choice but to re-sign the only centerfield option left available.
Your starting outfield in 2008 is Pat Burrell, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth.
My confidence in an NL East title defense just dropped about 30 percent.