Mark Prior has landed back in his hometown of San Diego with the Padres. The deal is for 1-year, $1 million, with a whopping $4.5 million in incentives. It must be nice to feel so believed in. On the other hand, he didn’t throw a single pitch last year, so maybe $1 million sounds pretty good.
The headline of the story on Padres.com is “Padres sign Prior to one-year deal: Right-hander will look to avoid injury bug for hometown team.” Certainly a lack of Dusty Baker in his life will help that. A complete retooling of his mechanics wouldn’t hurt either.
Thanks to C. Trent’s blog for pointing me to the story, since I’ve hardly been paying attention to the sport the last month. And best of luck to you, too, sir. I’m confident that your post-Post career will be very bright.