Originally Posted by RedlegJake
A healthy full year of Ludwick I think you get value from, and same with BP - maybe not complete value to his contract but close. Marshall will earn his, too, I believe. Broxton is a sunk cost at this point, though. I doubt he's effective again. I hope I am wrong. Broxton is the only one of those contracts I really worry about in 2014. I think the key to BP being effective in the future may be getting a decent IF sub to spell him regularly - say a game a week, all season long, as he gets longer in the tooth.
Yeah they are going to have to do something with him and his declining numbers. He is still a great leader and baseball player, but it seems he is on the downward slide. I think he still has plenty of value, so that shouldn't really be of concern to me. My thing would be if his D started getting worse (errors, not diving after balls, etc) because that is what I personally love most about BP.