Hunter deal gets mixed reviews
November, 26, 2007
At least among the cognoscenti, the reviews of the Torii Hunter deal are mixed. Yes, in the short term he does make the Angels a little better. But even granting they have money to burn, is he worth $90 million? Over at Halos Heaven they're seeing a glass that's half full:
Basically, the Angels overpay in the outfield for two more seasons [Garret Anderson's] club option is thru '09 and [Gary] Matthews' no trade clause runs thru then as well) BUT they underpay in the infield. Casey Kotchman is the first of the current/projected infielders to be arbitration eligible -- and guess when -- yep, after the 2009 season!