Vicente Padilla Returns

I’ve got about 3 minutes before a big important meeting here at work, but I wanted to get this up quickly since I just saw the official press release. Vicente Padilla is coming back on a one-year deal. No terms released as of yet, but how much could he really have received? Yes, he’s a jerk, yes he’s a psycho, but he’s also a pretty talented pitcher who gave the Dodgers some really important starts in the playoffs.

If we’re talking about $4-5m or so, I think that’s a great risk to take. Even if he turns into the next Milton Bradley, it’s not like you have $30m tied up with him. Besides, the one-year deal keeps him motivated. Based on what was left in the pitching market (and no, the Dodgers were not going to be Ben Sheets’ highest bidder), works for me.

Discuss!

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