Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Without the extension, Arroyo would be a FA to be, and just a rental player in a trade.
He'd be worth about as much as we got for Lohse last year i.e. a Matt Maloney type (#4-5 starter), who's actually has a higher value today than when we traded for him.
I disagree. If Arroyo was a FA to be, he'd be worth quite a bit.
Certainly more than Lohse.
Lohse was a given mediocrity and had a long track record of basically being a 5.00 ERA pitcher.
On the other hand, Arroyo is streaky. He potentially can win 5 starts in a row for a good team. Of course, there's a risk because he isn't always consistent, but the upside is pretty big. Lohse had virtually no upside.
Bronson's contract makes him very hard to move. As they said, teams feel that just assuming Bronson's salary is good enough..
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