Originally Posted by Red Leader
You are correct. All of the pitchers in the tier slightly above Batista (and I would argue they are all pretty much on the same tier) will get 4+ year contacts: Meche, Padilla, Lillly, etc., etc.
Batista I think you could get on a 1year with player option for 2nd year or 2 year with team option of 3rd year.
If he does suck it, he's got bullpen experience and would make a decent long or short man out of the pen. Overpriced, of course, but useful. No other FA pitchers would likely give you that flexibility.
I guess I just worry because his last year's numbers resemble Lohse's, with more BBs for Batista and more relative HRs for Lohse. Though I'd prefer a pitcher to have Batista's problem rather than Lohse's.
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