Mark Prior has signed a 1 year deal with the Padres. I think this is a great signing. It is exactly the sort of smart move which a team needs to make. If Prior is healthy for any somewhat extended part of the season, and performs the way he's capable of, I think this is would be one of the biggest value signings in the game this offseason.
I do wonder about the shape of Prior's shoulder, though. I'd read reports of it's uncertain status as scaring teams off. I wonder just how Prior will return in 2008, if at all.
Still, the risk/reward on this deal is fabulous, and you have to like this signing for San Diego.