Thomas Wayne Asks: Who Got the Better Deal?
By Thomas Wayne
A couple of weeks ago, the Tigers signed Anibal Sanchez to a five year deal worth $80 million dollars. I personally thought this was crazy for that sum of money even though I think Sanchez has a solid upside at the tender age of 28.
Today the new brass in charge of the Cubs, apparently still smarting over Sanchez deciding to return to Detroit, gave 29 year old Edwin Jackson a four year contract worth $52 million bucks.
I like Jackson as well, but believe the Cubs not only got the better deal financially, but also the better pitcher, even though the stats may say otherwise.
So, your homework for today is simple; digest both signings, then discuss which club got the better deal based on the money involved.
Is the Sanchez deal better at $80 than Jackson’s at $52?
Let the discussion begin….