Look at these two Rotoworld stories:
1) Reds agreed to terms with outfielder Austin Kearns on a one-year, $1.85 million contract.
2) Orioles agreed to terms with outfielder Corey Patterson on a one-year, $2.8 million contract.
What the heck is that? Both Outfielders played like garbage last year, but how can the Orioles not tell Corey to shut up and take a pay cut? Are they that fearful of an arbitrator? What case does Patterson really have?
2005 Numbers (avg / obp / hr / rbi)
Kearns: .240 / .333 / 18 / 67
Patterson’s numbers were: .215 / .254 / 13 / 34
Corey Patterson is stealing every bit of that 2.8 million and Kearns, who I think is due for a BIG year will be severely underpaid in 2006.