Alyson Footer is reporting that the Pudge signing is almost a done deal. This would be for $1.5 guaranteed and an additional $1.5m in bonuses.
I have to admit: I'm very surprised by this turn of events. Should this go through, what does it mean? Probably that Quintero is C2, Towles heads to Round Rock and Palmisano heads back to Baltimore.
Seeing as how there's a holding pattern until Castro is ready in 2010, Pudge is your bridge and Roy likes throwing to Q.
I need some more time to digest this. What are your thoughts?