Jacobs doesn't exactly fill a need for the Royals, (they already have OBP issues) but he gives them some pop and came cheaply. Plus he makes a relatively meager $3 million dollars next year, so in my book, it's a good trade by Dayton Moore and co.
Where will Manny land?
Gotta be LA. They appear to be bidding essentially against themselves, but, somehow, it still looks like they'll overpay. Crazy. I say 24 million per year over 4 years.
The Peavy chronicles:
We all know about the saga of Peavy, but I think Kevin Towers severely backed himself into a corner by picking up Brian Giles 9 million dollar option. And even beyond the way it slimmed down his options, it's not like Brian has been playing very well in recent years. A .456 SLG is not worth 9 million dollars. I see it as a symbolic move to appease fans, but the team is still going to suck next year and tying up payroll and reducing the haul for Jake Peavy will only slow the rebuilding process.
But that's about Giles. This is about Peavy: specificly, where he'll land and how much it'll take to get him. I see ATL bending a little further and adding Jeff Locke to the deal. Final deal:
And I'm completely fine with that.
I say he lands with the Yankees for $155 million over 7 years.