Tuesday, September 11, 2007
In this wonderful Tuesday afternoon, two American League teams, the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, handed out multi-year extensions to key pieces of their respective team.
First, the Toronto Blue Jays gave 32-year old shortstop John McDonald a 2-year extension worth $3.8M overall. McDonald has been playing stellar defense each and everyday, but isn't doing very good with the bat. Coming into today, McDonald was hitting .252 with a career-high 28 RBI and 7 SB. Still a good deal for the Jays as they are only paying him bench player money and he can sure pick it at short.
The Chicago White Sox also re-signed manager Ozzie Guillen to an extension that will keep him in the black and white thru 2012. Wierd move especially because the White Sox are doing so horrible, coming into today trailing the Kansas City Royals by 3 games.