Pogotheostrich wrote:It just seems like a big risk to spend an average of $9.5 million a year on a 30 year old pitcher with a history of injuries. Did I mention he has only topped 200 innings once?
This is exactly what I was going to say. With Lackey, Santana and Weaver, that is your starting 3 for the next 3 or 4 years and they won't cost the earth to retain. I don't know about Colon's contract but I'm sure Escobar at that money is unneccessary. With all the talent they have coming up at their positions, they are able to trade guys like Kotchman and McPherson for mid level starters to fill out their rotation.
It's not so much the amount that I don't like, it's the duration. Please, 2 years maximum on Escobar.