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CT Wahoo

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What's really significant is that he's locked up through 2020 for a total

Cost of just over 30 million. He'll be paid several million less next year than they are paying Arrieta this year. With both Arrieta and Lackey coming off the books, they should have payroll flexibility to add another quality SP in free agency to be a 4/5 guy.

They now have Lester, Quintana and Hendricks all locked up through 2020. Rizzo, Bryant, Contreras, Russell, Baez, Schwarber, Almora and Happ are all under team control for at least that long. They should be in good shape for a while.

Compared to what they gave up last year for three months of Chapman (Gleybar Torres--who is considered at least as valuable as Jimenez), this deal looks pretty good to me.
[Post edited by CT Wahoo at 07/13/2017 3:04PM]

(In response to this post by JMHoo)

Posted: 07/13/2017 at 3:04PM


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