Originally Posted by RedEye
Just because other teams jumped off a cliff this off-season doesn't mean we should follow. We already had Arroyo signed for a few years. I think we should have waited to make sure he proved his value over a larger sample size. His 2006 season, by all accounts, was due to a lot of luck with BABIP. I liked the Harang signing a great deal, I just thought we jumped the gun with Arroyo.
I hear what you say, but if Arroyo repeats his 2006 season, his price would have been jacked up even more.
We extened him like the 200 inning 4 ERA guy he likely is. If he gets better than that, we have a bargain.