Saturday, November 13, 2004

Target Practice

ESPN.com's list of the top 50 free agents leaves much to be desired, which I'm certain comes as no surprise. A few nuggets I picked out:
One more note: In my previous post, I discussed the Pirates agreeing to terms with Jose Mesa for a one-year, $2.5 million contract. What I didn't know at the time was that Salomon Torres was signed for $2.6 million... over two years. How on earth does 38-year-old Jose Mesa's 3.25 ERA/4.03 FIP in 69.1 IP top 32-year-old Torres' 2.64/3.48 in 92 IP such that he's worth twice as much? Well, there's this little stat called a "save"...

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