As usual, he will do nothing but defy the irrational brigade of Nelson Cruz haters, let by the Grand Wizard of arrogance Dave Cameron (he's kind of to Nellie what Randy Galloway is to John Daniels) and his ardent disciples like Jamey Newberg.
It's just so bizarre. None of the pundits even on Brian Kenny's MLB Network show thought this was any worse than an "OK" deal yet here we are stil espousing the same nonsense that led to a season's worth of embarrassment for those guys as they boo'd the guy 40 times when balls left the yard last year, continuing his exact same power pace as 2013.
Most closely comparable deals signed in the past 2 years: Jhonny Peralta, Curtis Granderson, Michael Bourn. I think Seattle getting a player of this caliber for relatively modest money is quite the coup for them.