Ruben Amaro is paying out like a wino on payday, signing centerfielder and outstanding Hawaiian Shane Victorino to a three year contract extension worth $22 million.
What does this mean? Well, if you're Jayson Werth (and you're probably not), you probably shouldn't be looking to buy a home around here right now.
I'm not as enamored by this deal as I was with the Joe Blanton extension. Victorino is good, but he's pretty replaceable, and Werth is the better player by a pretty wide margin. And Werth is probably (rightly) looking ahead to free agency next winter and licking his chops after seeing what Jason Bay got.