Monday, November 22, 2004

NL East News

The New York Mets have signed Chris Benson to a three-year, $22.5 million contract. Several teams (the Braves included) had expressed interest in Benson, but he opted to stay in New York. I suppose he likes living under a microscope...

The Florida Marlins have re-signed Damion Easley to a one-year contract: the financial details were not disclosed. They've also offered a one-year contract to Al Leiter. The interesting point to this offer is that it includes an option for Leiter to move to the broadcaster's booth when he retires. I think it's a good move on the Marlins' part: Leiter did a great job in the Fox broadcast booth with Buck and McCarver stinking it up. Imagine what he could do without those two talking heads monopolizing every available moment?

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