Originally Posted by dickallen15
The biggest problem is not the draft pick, it is the contract. Sure his last 2 seasons were good, but he is 34 and was pretty awful especially in the AL before that. If you pay him based on the last 2 seasons, there is an excellent chance you will regret it. See Navarro, Jaime.
The MLB has had no shortage of teams throwing money at starters who have had a couple good years. There is several names you can throw in here, Carl Pavano, Ryan Dempster, Jeremy Guthrie, Jake Westbrook, Joel Pineiro, Jason Marquis, the list goes on...