11/28/2005 12:27:00 PM
ORLANDO HUDSON WAS RIGHT, J.P. RICCARDI IS A PIMP
Last year Omar caught holy hell for the Kris Benson signing but that's nothing compared to what J.P. Riccardi did with B. J. Ryan's 5yr/$47mil deal to gum up the works in signing Billy Wagner.
Wagner has now said he will wait until maybe next week to decide on where he will sign. The Old Towne Team and the Braves have now joined the race along with the Mets and Phillies.
The Braves have no shot in this race. Forget about Wagner as a Son of the South, he's a son of capitalisim and will sign with who ever writes the biggest check and the Braves do not write big checks.
Who knows how high the Sawx will go and if Wagner wants to go to the AL but it still seems to me it's either the Phillies or Mets who will get his services. Figure on the Mets going 4yr/$45 mil and if anyone wants to top Omar has to say see ya later to Wagner.