Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The Royals, in attempt to rebuild their bullpen, have signed veteran left hander Ron Mahay. Mahay, who was being courted by the Yankees, will make eight million over the next two seasons. Mahay turned down several other deals to join the Royals after going 3-0 with a save and 2.55 ERA in 67 innings with the Rangers and Indians. I think the Royals will push above 70 wins in 2008 after looking at their past couple of signings. They have Billy Butler who is ready to play everyday, and should see improvements from Tony Pena, Alex Gordon, and pitcher Luke Hochevar. Although the Tigers have made huge improvements, the White Sox and Twins do not have much to say for themselves, and I think we should see a battle for third place.