Fact 1: Acuda broke the story on Halos Heaven
Fact 2: 5 years, $16 million per season average (LA Times has it at $16, USA Today has it at $18). That surpasses the alleged "Vlad-Threshold"...
Fact 3: Time to count on Rivera and Figgins and Willits being goners.
Fact 4: Don't look for G.A. to have his 2009 option renewed by the club.
Fact 5: Tony Reagins is not a sabermetrician.
Fact 6: Torii Hunter is 9 days older than Alex Rodriguez.
Fact 7: The infield of Naps/Mathis/Kotch/Kendry/Howie/Aybar/Izzy/Wood is all league minimum and none of them is arbitration eligible until after the 2009 season.
Fact 8: With a billionaire owner, the dollar at historic lows and inflation stirring, look for this as a sign of a bumpy economy and/or Arte having bet on the Euro recently...