There is already Rumors of Kershaw getting 200 mil....5 years at 25 mil per for a guy who plays 120+ games and hits 40+ home runs? I'll take that.
Someone to eat 200 innings at a decent level.
Never a morales fan.
I'm trying to hold full judgement over this trade. My gut says absolutely dumb trade for the Angels though.
A little surprised Morales was dealt but we all knew somebody was going to be dealt, this clears up a spot for Bourjous who was the guy rumored to be gone and the Halos get another starter.
I'm still not crazy about Blanton, he sucked with the Dodgers and he's going to get battered in AL parks.
Weaver, Wilson, Hanson, Vargas, and Blanton as the starting rotation doesn't seem too bad. You can definitely do a lot worse. Losing Morales' bat hurts though. It cuts into the depth of the hitting.
Looks like a pretty solid 9 to me. I don't see losing Morales being that big a loss. Think losing Trumbo would have been worse.