Trolling ESPN.com, I had to post this comment someone left (edited):
For the price of Cole Hamels, Brad Lidge, and Chase Utley combined, the Yankees get 1 year out of A-Rod. How pathetic is that? I bet every team wishes they had a Pat Gillick right about now.
Well, I don’t know if Gillick has a lot to do with it, considering Hamels and Utley are homegrown. But a great comment nonetheless. We may squabble over financial matters, but just consider that quote for a moment: Potentially the best left-handed pitcher, closer and infielder in baseball, for as much as one A-Rod. (In fact, the Phils are even saving $5M and change.) Oh, and the Phils are world champions.