Biggie Size It: Peffercorns More Than Double Their Roster
Another closing day in the United Rotisserie League brought the usual flurry of activity, but it was a different team making a lot of the signings this time around.
Wendy’s Peffercorns, who had signed only three players in the free agency period so far, splurged and landed five players on Thursday, headlined by the $148, four-year deal handed out to third baseman Troy Glaus.
“While I’m pleased that we signed so many quality players,” said Peffercorns owner Mike Salony, “I’m even more pleased that, on the whole, we were fiscally responsible while doing so. We were able to sign a broad spectrum of players, which should be good news to our fans.”
The largest contract of the day was signed by second baseman Chase Utley, who agreed to a $250, five year pact.
“Arkansas is trying to put together a quality team,” said Utley. “I’m glad to be able to be a part of that.”
Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka was signed by the Atkins Alley Cats. Through a translator, he expressed his excitement to be part of an American team.
“I’ve wanted to come to America for a long time, and playing in the heart of it, the great town of Atkins, should be a dream come true.”
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