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Listen, I understand the issue with draft-pick compensation. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, if a player declines a qualifying offer from his current team and opts for free agency, it will cost his new team a compensatory draft pick.
Even still, I would be miffed if I was a free agent starting pitcher like Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, or Matt Garza (and Garza won’t even cost his new team a pick). Inconsistent though those three guys can be, they are still relatively proven guys with top-of-the-rotation stuff. Yet they find themselves with almost no interest in the free agent market while two other starting pitchers get all the love.
Masahiro Tanaka has a strangle hold on things because of sustained hype and his age, but he is still somewhat unproven. And then there is Bronson Arroyo, who seemingly has half of the league interested in him despite a 5.5 K/9 in 2013.
Nick Cafardo has the latest update on Arroyo’s market:
Action was picking up on Arroyo by Frida...
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