However, I'm really happy the Sox didn't sign him to the four year deal that the Mets did. I hope he comes back and is great, but if he gets back in August, he'll get at *most* maybe ten starts in the regular season. So in the first three years of his contract, he'll have 31, 23, and 10 (at best) starts. That's not many starts for $13.5 million per year.
Just as important as signing the right players is *not* signing the wrong players. This was a good contract not to sign.
Uhhh, except for the Yankees. They can afford to blow all kinds of money and it doesn't make as much of a difference.