Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Scratch Garland From the List

From MLB Trade Rumors:

According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks agreed to terms with starter Jon Garland on a one-year deal with an option (likely mutual) for 2010. Garland's guaranteed money is believed to be in the $6-8MM range. The Diamondbacks probably could've re-signed Randy Johnson for a similar amount; did they make the right decision?

Johnson notwithstanding, a rotation headed by Brandon Webb, Dan Haren and Garland isn't too shabby and should compete with the Giants rotation (with Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Johnson) as the best in the NL West. Meanwhile, the Dodgers' options just got shorter by one....


Alex Cora said...

Wow that sucks. I was actually looking forward to seeing Garland in dodger blue - he would have eaten up a lot of innings that Lowe at up before. And to lose him to a NL West rival. Not good. Get in the game Ned.