Baseball Prospectus' Effectively Wild podcast struck again last week. The episode topic is the Cubs' signing of Edwin Jackson (who went for $13 million per, which I predicted), but midway through they bring the Royals into the discussion.
In short, they applaud the Cubs for their acquisitions of Jackson, Scott Feldman and Scott Baker on the cheap while the Royals took on three big/bad contracts (James Shields, Jeremy Guthrie and Ervin Santana) and gave up Wil Myers on top of it.
Don't worry, I already plan on tracking the Cubs' new trio of pitchers compared to Shields, Guthrie and Santana during the season because I get the feeling Dayton Moore is already content with the rotation he's cobbled together.
Fire Dayton Moore