Jayson Werth's Beard Leaves Phillies for Nationals

Jayson Werth has hit the free agency jackpot.

According to Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian, the former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder agreed to a seven year, $126 million contract with the Washington Nationals this weekend.

The 31-year-old All-Star, who spent the past four seasons with the Phillies and aided in their 2008 World Series title, batted .296 with a National League-high 46 doubles. He also hit 27 bombs and drove in 85 runs. Plus, he has a badass beard... so there's that.

This could be a pretty sweet deal for the Nationals, who just lost the big bat of Adam Dunn to the Chicago White Sox a few days ago.

However, ESPN and Baseball America's Jerry Crasnick :
Jayson Werth is a fine player, but he has 684 career hits. At a total cost of $126 million, that's $184,210 per hit.
Since you put it that way... Yikes.


KathyBaseball said...

I'm not quite sure I've made sense of this yet. Why leave the Phillies for the Nats? I know the Nats are an up and coming team, but the Phillies are winning NOW. Maybe the Phils just didn't offer as much money or years as the Nats?