OK, so I was wrong on my Boomer prediction. He wasn’t exactly mowing them down those first two innings.
At the same time, let’s not lose sight of the fact that Wells was fairly atrocious during the first few weeks of last season, and from late May on, he was their best pitcher. He’s just one of those guys that when he misses his location by an inch or two, the results are going to be ugly.
The Crisp signing was pretty unique. He just got here, yet the player and the club are already comfortable enough with each other to make a commitment through 2010.
Do you realize they will pay Crisp less than half of what they would have paid Damon if JD had accepted the four-year, $40 million offer? Quite a savings, and i’d be surprised if Damon and Crisp aren’t very similar from a numbers standpoint over the next four years. The one thing that could make the Damon/Crisp exchange a bad one is if Andy Marte develops into a superstar.