CaptainWeed wrote:Santana for sure. You can fill in different positions with arods money to get near his production, but #1 ace pitchers do not grow on t rees. Also I believe he is a lot less likely to choke for 2-3 years before being able to handle NY like Arod did.
MVP 3b don't grow on tress either. Last 3 years vorp, (value over replacement player). Pretty close, with a slight edge to Arod.
As far as career post season, Arods numbers are closer to his norm, then Santanas, (1-4, 3.97 era). I'm not knocking Santana, but some of the reasons people say Santana was better, really aren't true. I don't think anyone would argue that signing a pitcher long term, over a position player, carries alot more risk? Maybe the Mets get a ring, and it's worth it. But the reason Boston hedged, was the years, and the amount of money.