Tongues are a-wagging all over Belle about the Goodwin signing. Here's what one of the competing bidders for the RF's services had to say:
"I bid on Goodwin and had the lead 3-4 times, the last coming with an overall package of $95M. I about crapped my pants that I might get him at that price, but I was hoping that would be high enough that the other bidders might drop out, and I could sneak in a little lower bid. Great hitter, but that glove and his durability kept me from wanting to get too crazy throwing money at him."