Although I'm sad that the Argenis Reyes (Our Heinous Anus) Era is Over... I couldn't be happier with what Santa Minaya put under my tree this year. I feel a lot better about the bullpen now, naturally, though I am definitely concerned with how we'll replace Ollie Perez if he signs elsewhere... He has his challenges, for sure, but on any given night he can be an ace. You can't say the same about any of the other names being tossed about.
I also have to smirk at the doings of our fellow NL Easters. Today Rafael Furcal backed out of a handshake agreement with the Braves, to instead turn around and re-sign with the Dodgers. This has not been a fun offseason for the Braves. Go watch Mike Hampton have a great year with Houston.
I'm definitely jealous of the WiPhebeaters' signing of Ibanez, but I am scratching my head at the signing of Chan Ho Park, and giving Jamie Moyer a 2 year deal. Were they not paying attention to the Mets, and how our two year deals with players on the wrong side of 40 turned out (see Moises Alou, El Duque, and Julio Franco)?
Transplated ex-Met update: Ty Wigginton has been released, but Matt Cerrone throws cold water on Mets fans hoping for his return.
Now if you'll excuse me, I just head about this great investment opportunity in Egypt...