Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dunn and Abreu Sign

To take a break from the A-Rod show, Abreu and Dunn have signed. The former Yankee signed for a one year five million dollar deal with the Angels. The Knoblog golden boy got a 2 year, 20 million dollar deal with the Nationals.

First of all, sorry to Brian Cashman. I was dissapointed that Abreu didn't get offered arbitration but in retrospect, Cash can read the market a helluva lot better than I can. Second of all, that's a pretty nice bargain for Dunn. It makes no sense for the Nationals but for a normal team, he makes a ton of sense.

The only real impact for the Yanks though is that this drives up the value on Nady and Swisher. The Braves are on the verge of the playoffs according to PECOTA and if they could add a Nady or Swisher it could push them over the edge. Now they may be willing to give up a bit more for Nady/Swisher.