Some evidence of this, from Lee Sinnis:Originally Posted by M2
The Reds re-signed free agent P Paul Wilson to a 2 year, $8.2 million contract.
After 4.83 ERA/-8 RSAA and 4.64 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Wilson had a 4.36 ERA/-7 RSAA in 29 starts. He has a 4.71 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.39, and -45 RSAA in 161 games.
Bottom line: Wilson exhibits above-average heart, but produces below average output, and now he's going to be paid a significantly above-average salary.
I actually like the guy in a root-for-the-underdog-nice-comeback-from-surgery sort of way, but not at this price.