osforlife wrote:I get it, but if wants more than one million he's not worth it. He has a career WHIP of 1.505, 2.75 ERA, and just a 1.77 K/BB; in the national league! He's bad, but a high strikeout rate is never a bad thing to have. I'd rather put Wada in Norfolk's 5th spot after Gausman, Wright, Stinson, and McFarland than Volquez though.
osforlife wrote:I like ... Roy Halladay, and Josh Johnson more
I would take a risk on both of these guys as a one year contract. At this point Halladay's probably a #3 SP with an upside of a quality #2 and Johnson is about the same with a slightly lower upside. What I like about Halladay is that he's a winner and might be the kind of example our rotation has been missing for a long time. Johnson is just a good pitcher when he's healthy.
IMO Volquez, Marcum and a bunch of others are reclamation projects and shouldn't be given a ML contract. I wish our FO was innovative and willing to offer signing bonuses for these kinds of pitchers in the 250 to 350K range on a minor contract with an opt out date. It would make us an attractive option to rebuild a career, but not cost us a 40 Man Roster spot.
Let's say we made three of those investments for about 1M and only one of them worked out. So what? We'd have a legit ML SP without having to over pay for another Bud Norris.
AlexConway wrote:I also agree on Johnson and Halladay..although they would be much more expensive gambles.
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