Would you look at that?
The Atlanta Braves are coughing up $60 million for four-years to bring Derek Lowe to their team.
The Mets missed out. While they were willing to increase the dollar amount, they were not going to the four years mark. The Mets seem to want to stay in the three years area for whoever they sign.
You have to give credit to the Braves. This is a move they needed to make.
They missed out on AJ Burnett and Jake Peavy. John Smoltz moved to Boston. Tim Hudson will not be coming around until the second half of the season after elbow ligament-replacement surgery.
Could the Mets and Braves rivalry come back since the Braves, who swore up and down first base they were not interested in Lowe, stole Lowe from them?
I love drama in baseball! Let the games begin.