Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday, whichever one you celebrate, or if you don't celebrate, just enjoyed a day off with the family. There isn't much going on in A's ville, but Mark Prior did sign with the Padres, and it seems he only signed for 1 Million, with incentives to bring it up to possibly 3 Million. I think the A's should have made a run at him for that.
Prior receives a one-year major league deal with a $1 million base salary. The contract, which doesn't include an option, contains incentive clauses that could take the total value of the deal to over $3 million.
But unless they don't use a mound anymore, who cares if he throws off of flat ground.
He has been throwing on flat ground, and to date, has been free of pain since his surgery.
Prior's lifetime record in the big leagues is 42-29, with a 3.51 ERA.