Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/22/13
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How come few have talked about the season Pittsburgh Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano has had this year? Liriano currently leads the NL in wins with 14, just 5 losses, 2.53 ERA and 126 Ks in 121 IP. In addition, his WHIP is just 1.182, by far the lowest it has been in his entire career. His 14 wins are tied for his career high, which was 2010 when he won the AL Comeback Player of the Year Award. The Pirates had a little dispute with Liriano after originally signing him to a 2 year, $12.75 million contract over a right arm injury. This resulted in Liriano agreeing to a 1 year, $1 million contract with an option with the team. Liriano has been the biggest bargain in all of MLB. However, his contract includes about $3.75 million in performance incentives that Liriano will likely receive this season, bumping his annual salary to about $4.75 million for 2013. His 2014 option is already vested at $5 million, with the number likely to go up to somewhere between $6-$8 million. I have wond...
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