...But it could have been worse.
Keith Foulke signed with the Red Sox for 4 years/$26M and Miguel Tejada signed with the Orioles for 6 years and $72M.
There are two positive aspects of these deals:
1) Neither of our two free agent defectors went to an AL West rival.
2) Because we offered them arbitration, we're going to get draft picks - four of them I think in the first two rounds.
That's small consolation, but it certainly could have been worse.