CLAYTON CASHES IN -- BUT WHY?
If there is any free agent that typifies the "open wallet" policies of the free agent market, it's Royce Clayton. Clayton, who batted .270 for the Diamondbacks in 2005, found that his best offer for 2006 was a minor league, non-guaranteed contract offered by the Nationals. He bats .258 for Washington and Cincinnati, however, and parlays that into a $1.5 millon dollar deal.
Royce Clayton? $1.5 million? I haven't been as hard on Clayton as some of the other bloggers -- I thought he was "decent enough," but he did nothing - nothing - to earn that kind of raise.
Maybe Vinny Castilla should consider playing one more year?