Originally Posted by blandman
If Quintana and Santiago are for real, they're getting big bucks in in arbitration in 2015 and beyond. With Danks and Sale already making a ton, that's gonna be a ton of flexibility gone just for four players. Yeah, they're the rotation, but it's not ideal considering the route you're talking about involves heavy investment of the bulk of our available resources for 21 other players. It just doesn't add up, unless we're spending between 150 and 200 million dollars.
In 2015 Danks and Sale will be making about 20M. Quintana and Santiago will still both be under Sox control in 2015 and at least 2016. Combined they wont get more than 10M in 2015. 30M for a starting 4 is not that much and leaves a ton of money for the rest. Remember also that 2016 is Danks last year under contract.