Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Nobody says "I told my agent I wanted a one-year deal"

Who does that? Nobody!

Well except Hiroki Kuroda who signed a one year deal last week for $12 million and made these comments yesterday at a news conference at Dodger Stadium.

From Dodgers.com {linked here}

Kuroda, 35, set career bests last season by striking out 159 hitters in 196 1/3 innings and walked just 48. He also posted a 2.87 ERA after the All-Star break, holding opponents to a .204 batting average over that span. While his performance could have earned him a multiyear contract, Kuroda said he preferred to take just a one-year deal. 

"I told my agent I wanted a one-year deal because my philosophy in baseball is to battle one year at a time," Kuroda said. "So that's how I looked at it."

Who the hell does that now?

And I'm glad he wanted to sign only a one year deal because I would be worried for something longer. Kuroda is 35 years old and it's the safe route to get him for one year.

Ted Lilly who will be 35 this January, signed a 3 year deal for $33 million. I don't like that deal. I'm not saying I dislike Lilly, I just dislike the length of the contract.

But good for Kuroda. Glad he's back and hopefully he has a successful and healthy year.