I think we should offer Santana the same deal we offered him 5 years ago...
A ticket out of town???
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:59 AM
Probably when the agent told them a four-year offer already was on the table, the Twins said no thanks and moved on.
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:39 AM
On what planet is Nolasco better than Arroyo (other than strikeouts)?
Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:44 AM
Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:50 AM
Nolasco is much younger than Arroyo. Both have been durable but age is a major risk factor. Nolasco typically has had the FIP of a #2 starter and results of a #3-4 starter, which isn't necessarily a bad thing- he was very good in 2013, but his mixed track record will prevent him from getting a huge deal.
Four years, $50-60MM is mid-rotation money. The Twins certainly need decent pitchers and can afford Nolasco very easily, while still having plenty of room to sign other pitchers if they desire. For 2015 they currently have $27MM committed, total.
Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:51 AM
I want to ask you all a question. Is it realistic to expect the Twins to sign these three:
If so, how much per year would it cost them? 30-40 million? Which is NOT that much in combination with their current payroll. They CAN and SHOULD afford that! Right?
Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:59 AM
Keeping in mind that I suck at these things, I think Arroyo ends up with a 2yr/16m type deal (could be a bit more on the money but I think the years are right). Kazmir gets another 1 year deal, I don't think anyone trusts him enough yet. Maybe he gets an option of some type. But I think 1yr/8m + lots of incentives if he's healthy. Nolasco seems to be in the 4yr/48m range.
So, if that's right (or close), those three would cost the team 28m this year, 20m next year and just 12m the following two years.
I could be way off on my guesses, though.