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MeteorsSox4367
12-21-2012, 04:23 PM
According to mlb.com, Francisco Liriano has signed a two-year, $14 million deal with Pittsburgh.

Nice deal for him.

Golden Sox
12-21-2012, 04:46 PM
I realize people /scouts judge talent differently but still, $14 million for Liriano? I figured he would sign with somebody for the minimum amount of money. I guess i was wrong. I take it that most of that money is guaranteed.

Foulke You
12-21-2012, 04:50 PM
I realize people /scouts judge talent differently but still, $14 million for Liriano? I figured he would sign with somebody for the minimum amount of money. I guess i was wrong. I take it that most of that money is guaranteed.
It just shows how desperate teams get for starting pitching. I'm glad the Sox didn't re-up with Liriano. Filthy stuff in his arsenal but the guy is wild, wild, wild.

tstrike2000
12-21-2012, 05:46 PM
I'm surprised the Cubs didn't pick him up. They've been picking up a lot relatively crappy pitching lately.

johnnyg83
12-21-2012, 08:08 PM
Oh man. Maybe a league switch will help, but that's silly.

CoopaLoop
12-21-2012, 08:24 PM
7 million a year and people are surprised by this?

Steelrod
12-21-2012, 09:36 PM
National league hitters may cure his ills.

johnnyg83
12-21-2012, 11:13 PM
7 million a year and people are surprised by this?

I guess after looking at blantons deal, it's shouldn't be.

palehozenychicty
12-21-2012, 11:54 PM
Liriano is not a good pitcher. Period. But there is a demand for starters with experience. Even those who only perform poorly.

DumpJerry
01-09-2013, 01:58 PM
Injury throws doubt into the deal (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8828012/francisco-liriano-not-sign-pittsburgh-pirates-injuring-arm).

TheVulture
01-09-2013, 08:55 PM
I'm not surprised, the going rate for an average major league starting pitcher these days is in the 10-12 million range. Pirates probably have to offer a bit of a premium to attract free agents and are willing to gamble for a higher upside to get a starter at a relatively reasonable price. They'll probably regret it, but it's not like they're sinking the ship at that rate.