The Rays just signed Pat Burrell to a 2 year/16 million dollar deal. That is insanely cheap, and he will presumably be their DH since Crawford is a Tampa institution in Left Field and they acquired Matt Joyce to play Right Field. The lineups for the top three teams in the AL East now look something like this:
|CF TBD||Catcher TBD||Bartlett|
Those are three ridiculous lineups. Then, the pitching looks something like this:
Yikes. It’s really going to be a dog fight in 2009.