Bumped from the diaries..-RR
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is saying that we've obtained the services of lefty reliever Ron Mahay for two years at $4MM per year.
I like this move a lot. It turns Jimmy Gobble and John Bale into an excellent trading chips for GMDM, and I think Mahay can probably work set-up duty in games where Yabuta needs a day off. There is now no reason to think that the bullpen can't replicate its excellent 2007 performance, as we've replaced Dotel and Riske with Yabuta and Mahay. MLBTR seems to like this move a lot too, since we are getting Mahay for about the same price (maybe a bit less) as the Phillies paid for J.C. Romero, who isn't as good, plus we're only on the hook for two years instead of three.
Mahay's stats can be found here: http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mahayro01.shtml
Except for a shortened 2005, Mahay has turned in four solid years in a row. In general, he looks to be a solid investment for the Royals. (And, this screws with the Yankees' plans, as they reportedly wanted Mahay as well, so this makes me even happier.)