CamdenRevival wrote:I agree with that. I don't think a starter is a necessity. If he's mediocre, I'd rather hand the ball to Tillman/Britton and take my chances. If he's worth having, he'll be too expensive and would likely be a bust anyway. I was watching the Red Sox telecast tonight and they were saying that John Lackey was going for his 14th win tomorrow, which would tie for the 2nd highest total of his career. Wow, 31 years old playing for a perennial playoff contender for the previous 7 seasons and he's only won over 14 games once? And yet he got $16M/year for five years. The market is ridiculous. Same with watching Barry Zito this afternoon. How about AJ vs Dice-K tonight? Two more examples of signing mistakes. I think the last time the Orioles invested in a big-name FA pitcher was Sidney Ponson. Ouch.
With the exception of a CC, free agents pitchers are rarely the heroes you predict them to be. No thanks--I'd gladly put that $$ into the big bopper.
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