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— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Giants - Signed Rowand
San Francisco Giants - Signed CF Aaron Rowand to a 5-year contract.
The financial terms also haven’t disclosed, but I’ll guess somewhere between $50 and $70 million.
Rowand’s not a bad signing for a team in contention, but the Giants almost certainly aren’t one of those teams. Rowand might help the team simply not be embarrassing and avoid 100 losses, so I guess there’s value in that. The good thing about the signing is that Rowand instantly becomes San Francisco’s best position player and practically the youngest position player with a full-time job. Of course, that points to some serious issues San Francisco because Aaron Rowand shouldn’t be the best position player on your team or nearly the youngest.
If you’re taking odds on the Giants scoring the fewest runs in baseball, this might push them from 1-7 to 1-4. Even the Astros should handily outscore this team.
I hope this signing puts to bed the notion that Bonds was hurting the team because his salary could sign 2 or 3 really awesome players. That notion doesn’t get very far around here, obviously, but there’s a section of fans that still believes this.
I’m probably being too nice about this signing but half, but hey, I’m in a good mood that the Orioles didn’t just give away Tejada.
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