Re: Around 18% of the 2012 Payroll
Arroyo makes $12M in '12 according to Cot's.
This argument is neverending.
If Rolen is healthy and returns to form with a respectable offensive output, factor in his GG defense and leadership, and he'll be worth every bit of $7M.
If Arroyo pitches like 2009 & 2010........both seasons sub-4.00 e.r.a.'s with 15 to 17 wins, then he is worth it too.
Both players have track records that leave open the possibility they could return to form. And Arroyo suffered the lingering effects of Mono all season, and Rolen wasn't healthy.
Never say never.
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