With all due respect to John Lackey, Randy Wolf, Rich Harden, Joel Pineiro, Jason Marquis, Doug Davis and Jon Garland, this will not go down as the free-agent winter that fulfilled a pitching-deprived general manager's dreams.
That comes next offseason. Sometime around the 2010 Congressional elections, Cliff Lee, Josh Beckett, Javier Vazquez and Ted Lilly will go to market. And if all goes according to plan, they'll be joined by a healthy, productive, exceedingly popular Brandon Webb.
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