Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Rosenthal: Dodgers Get Their Schmidt Together, Sign Lieberthal, Too
Schmidt's reputation as a fragile ace is well-earned, though he did manage 213 innings last year. The duration of the contract strikes me as pretty reasonable considering the market. More love (or not) at Blue Notes and Dodger Thoughts.
Update: Also via the Times, who claims the Dodgers are close to a deal with Luis Gonzalez, who would prefer to stay in the NL West.
It's worth noting that Ned Colletti once again beat out other teams by going more dollars for fewer years; Schmidt's agent was lobbying hard for a guaranteed fourth year, and it didn't happen.Money isn't as important as years, and it's good to see Colletti was able to make this strategy work for the Dodgers. Again, I'm skeptical that even a couple years hence that we'll be able to be so sanguine about the financial health of the game, but for now, a not bad signing.