Originally written on Crown Crazed  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Call me crazy, but I think the time has come for the Royals to extend Felipe Paulino. Paulino is Super 2 arbitration eligible in 2013 and won't be a free agent until 2015 at the earliest. I think a deal extending him two years with a club option or two might be doable by both sides. A salary breakdown might look like this:2012 - 1.9 Million2013 - 3.1 Million2014 - 4.5 Million2015 - 7.0 Million (club option)2016 - 8.0 Million (club option)Would Paulino go for it? I would certainly think so.Now, the question is, is he worth it? To me, it is a resounding yes. He's the best starting pitcher on the team, IMO. Let's take a look at his numbers since he came to KC:6-7, 3.66 ERA, 1.333 WHIP, 25 G/24 GS/12 QS, 150 IP, 11 HRA, 57 BB, 148 K, 8.9 K/9, 2.69 K/BB.Now, I know that's not ace material, but it is a solid 2-3-4 starter. The Royals are desperate to find reliable starting pitching and they've got a solid one already (maybe two if you count Bruce Chen).It's time fo...

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