Signed Peralta to a 4/53 deal. Mixed feelings, but generally positive.
I hate the idea of somebody getting a 53 mil contract fresh off of a PED suspension. Absolutely hate it. If you cheat, you shouldn't get a huge contract.
But, the system is what it is. If it wasn't us, it would have been somebody else. He should be a significant upgrade at our biggest hole, with money we have the flexibility to spend, and it doesn't cost us any prospects. The last part makes what Mo has done this offseason pretty amazing IMO. Addressed our 3 biggest holes without raising payroll or losing any prospects.
BTW, here is a good writeup on this deal from VEB. http://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2013/11/24/ ... ltas-value