Sunday, December 12, 2004
Renteria is not on.
John Halama is not completed yet either.
I like the names batted around - Kaz Matsui, Ramon Vazquez, Jay Payton as Trot's platoon partner.
Dr. Morgan is no longer. Besides the Schilling ankle, Morgan has been made some poor evaluations over the last year and half - Nomar, Nixon, Lyon, etc.
David Wells bonus structure is reported as
Wells will receive a $3 million signing bonus and annual salaries of $2.5 million. He'll earn $200,000 for starts Nos. 11-20 and $300,000 for Nos. 21-30.
Theo explains the reasoning behind the deal.
``One way you can potentially mitigate the (financial) risk is to try to find a pitcher, when healthy, who performs at a high level and is a really good fit, and to try to structure a contract that mitigates the risk for you,'' said general manager Theo Epstein, who refused to mention Wells by name due to the pending physical.