This amazes me. Half a million for John Thomson? That's a steal, regardless of what the incentives are. The fact that Jason Marquis got a $20M, 3-year deal and John Thomson is playing for the MLB version of table scraps astonishes me.
I wrote about Thomson in my Hardball Times column last week:
Those better be some darn good incentives.
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