Ender wrote:I think the Mariners will regret this deal but I completely understand why they did it.
Would it be fair to say that this is true of any 100+M contract?
Here's what I see:
A pitcher that hasn't shown any durability issues yet
A pitcher that doesn't depend on his slider that much
A contract that ends at age 33/34
velocity might be down but K's are increasing and BB's decreasing every season - maybe the velocity is still there but he knows that he doesn't need it?
It's absolutely a lot of money but I think I like it more than the end of Pujols', Fielder's, Votto's and a bunch of hitter's that recently signed contracts until they are almost 40. And this is acknowledging that pitchers are a huge risk.