Lieber signs with Phillies

I like Jon Lieber; three years, $21 million — basically a Jaret Wright deal — seems high. At any event, if Lieber got $7 million a year, the Yankees giving the same to Wright doesn’t look like such a reach. It’s a good one-year signing for the Phillies, but in three years it could look pretty bad.

Leiter returns to Florida

That makes more sense. Also, the Marlins have apparently signed Antonio Alfonseca to a two-year deal. I would have liked to bring back Alfonseca, but the reality of the baseball setup is that you can’t afford to re-sign guys like that.